Community Spotlight

Lifting Women Up for International Women’s Day

| FRI, MAR 08, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! This day has been celebrated for the last 110 years! Beginning within the labor movement, this holiday is celebrated around the world to acknowledge the…

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Evan Greenberg— Founder, Executive Director, New Dad

| MON, MAR 04, 2019

There are a lot of commonalities between the 14th Street Y and AfterWork Theater. The biggest one? Both our organizations are committed to playing integral roles in the lives of…

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Your Story, My Story

| TUE, JAN 22, 2019

So, here I am, 46 with an Aussie husband, a brownstone that needs TLC in Brooklyn, and—most importantly—twin girls (literally and figuratively)—my literal twins are edging into puberty, bras, periods,…

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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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PRIDE In Where I Am and What I Do

| THU, JUN 28, 2018

I first came to the 14th Street Y in 2011 to see a play in the Fringe Festival that a friend of mine was involved with. I walked through a…

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Finding a Safe Zone in a Friend

| WED, JUN 27, 2018

I always knew I was gay. There was never a question that my life would look different when I grew up. I would look at families in my community and…

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The Cries of Children At Our Borders

| WED, JUN 20, 2018

As a mother, a rabbi, and a professional, I have often struggled to decide when to prioritize my work, and when to prioritize my children. This story has served to…

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A Little Musical Magic

| MON, JUN 18, 2018

Ever since I joined the staff at the 14th Street Y, I’ve heard from parents and staff alike about this magical person named Mik. She’s been a music teacher here…

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A Sense of Pride

| TUE, JUN 12, 2018

A sense of pride overwhelms my body every time I step into the 14th street Y. I am beyond proud of the work we are accomplishing in the Preschool and…

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Celebrating National Best Friends Day

| FRI, JUN 08, 2018

For National Best Friends day, we’re sharing a video created by Casey, in her Action Team News Class in our After School Program. Casey interviewed people at AFS about who their best…

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