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Looking Forward to Summer 2019 and Beyond

| WED, DEC 12, 2018

People often ask me what I do for camp during the off season. As a camp director, I wear many hats and one of the biggest projects that I’ve been…

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David Stalling’s Artist Statement on The Baby Monitor

| WED, NOV 28, 2018

I wrote this play out of fear. Several years ago now, my husband told me there was a special on CNN about a single gay parent whose two daughters were…

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To Be Free And At Peace

| TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Dear Friends and members of The 14th Street Y, When I decided to become a Shaliach, an Israeli relationship-building emissary, I knew that missing home would be a challenge. I…

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“Demand Peace and Pursue It” (Psalm 34)

| SAT, OCT 27, 2018

A Response to Pittsburgh from Executive Director, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein: *Update: Please join me and other members of the 14th Street Y staff tomorrow morning, Monday, October 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. We’ll…

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The Not-So-Spooky Ghost: Kid Reviewed, Henry Approved

| MON, OCT 22, 2018

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a preview of the two upcoming WonderSpark Puppets children’s shows happening in the Theater at the 14th Street Y. The preview,…

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National Coming Out Day: An Act of Heroism

| THU, OCT 11, 2018

In late November through mid-December, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q—a Theater for Young Audiences Production—will run in repertory with The Baby Monitor, a play intended for Adult Audiences. Both…

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Lifting Up Those in Temporary Shelters

| THU, SEP 27, 2018

Have you heard about Rosayra Pablo-Cruz? Like the parents of 3,000 other migrant children, Rosayra was detained at the U.S. border and separated from her 15 and five year-old sons,…

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Appreciating One’s History of Oppression

| TUE, SEP 25, 2018

Playwright and Director, Michael Boyd, took some time from his final week of rehearsal to answer some questions from Associate Artistic Director, David Stallings, about his upcoming production SOLDIERS AND…

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A Yom Kippur Meditation

| TUE, SEP 18, 2018

Kabbalah teaches that the prayers of the downtrodden open a window in the heavens to allow our prayers to ascend because of the depth of prayer of the broken-hearted. On…

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How the High Holidays Can Lift You Up

| WED, SEP 12, 2018

Let’s take the term “High Holidays” and analyze it together. What association comes to mind with the word ”high”? To me it symbolizes “uplifting” or “ascending.” In Hebrew, the High…

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