City of Pittsburgh Proclaims Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Week

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May 16-22 events celebrate decades of tradition in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Week is an opportunity for our schools to open their doors to the community.

The week of May 16-22, 2011 has been proclaimed Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Week by the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh City Council, celebrating decades of tradition in the Pittsburgh community. The week includes educational events, school tours and open houses, culminating in a parade, carnival and bonfire that is open to the public and in recognition of the Jewish festival Lag B’Omer on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

On Wednesday, children from each of the three schools met with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who presented them with the proclamation, provided a tour of his office and answered questions about his work in the community.

WHO: The Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Council, a consortium of the three Jewish Day Schools in Pittsburgh.


Sunday, May 22:
11:00 a.m. Lag B’Omer Parade beginning at Yeshiva Boys School. (Media interested in route can contact KDenny at 412-352-9240.)

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Carnival with food, inflatables and a Community Bonfire. Tickets will be on sale for food and games. The event will be held at Community Day School, on the corner of Beechwood and Forward in Squirrel Hill.

“Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Week is an opportunity for our schools to open their doors to the community,” said Chuck Perlow, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Council. The three schools recent announced a program to provide free tuition for students who are current residents of Pittsburgh, are new to Jewish day school and are entering grades 3-11 for the 2011-2012 school year. Families interested in learning more about qualifying can go to or contact one of the three schools to schedule a tour.


Community Day School: Founded in 1972, Community Day School, a Solomon Shechter Day School, nurtures 280 Jewish children from kindergarten through 8th grade to become young people who are academically strong, good people, knowledgeable Jews, and contributing citizens of K’lal Yisrael (the people of Israel), the United States, and our world. The school is committed to helping each individual child excel in his or her studies, in spirituality, on the athletic field, and in the social arena. Community Day School educators recognize that children learn at different rates, in different styles, and from diverse strengths, and the school builds programs that help them grow from strength to strength.

Hillel Academy: Founded in 1948, Hillel Academy has 242 students and offers an emphasis on Jewish and rigorous general studies, a love of Israel and recognition of the commitment to community service for children preschool through high school. A PA Pre-K Counts School, Hillel Academy offers the Isadore Joshowitz Early Childhood Center, a NAEYC accredited early childhood center for Jewish children beginning at age two and is committed to creating a community filled with inquisitive minds and thoughtful students who become strong Jewish leaders. We bring our students a top notch general studies education with the timeless teaching of Torah study and Jewish values.

Yeshiva Schools: Founded in 1943, Yeshiva Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum of secular and Judaic studies for children from preschool through high school. Approximately 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend Yeshiva. Dedicated to educating the whole child, Yeshiva imbues its students with a deep understanding of Torah that has inspired thousands of graduates to live as proud Jews in myriad professions in countries all over the world.

Community Day School
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
5685 Beacon Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh
2100 Wightman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217


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