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Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff
Jewish Community Foundation Scholar

Supporting Federation's Jewish engagement and capacity building efforts in Pittsburgh and around the world through generous support from the Jewish Community Foundation.

Who is Rabbi Schiff?

Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff is the Foundation Scholar at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the founder and president of MOJI, the Museum of Jewish Ideas. He is a noted teacher and researcher in Jewish ethics.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Rabbi Dr. Schiff grew up in Melbourne. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Melbourne. Rabbi Dr. Schiff received ordination, as well as his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree, from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (H.U.C. - J.I.R.). He also received his Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree, as well as an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree, from H.U.C. - J.I.R. Additionally, Rabbi Dr. Schiff earned an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.Rabbi Dr. Schiff previously served as the Community Scholar for the Agency for Jewish Learning in Pittsburgh, as rabbi of B’nai Israel in White Oak, Pennsylvania, and as rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Abortion in Judaism, published by Cambridge University Press. He has written a substantial number of articles, particularly in the field of Jewish law and ethics. Additionally, he is a former Board member of the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Board and of the Society of Jewish Ethics.

Rabbi Dr. Schiff is married to Anne Schiff. They have a son, David, and a daughter, Adina.


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Rabbinic Grill

7:00 - 8:30 pm 

Friendship Circle

Cost: $10 per session, or $40 for 5 session series.

Session Dates

June 12, 2017                    July 3, 2017
June 19, 2017 July 10, 2017
June 26, 2017                                                                            


Contemporary Jewish Controversies

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Cohen and Grigsby P.C.

Cost: $75
Bring a brown-bag lunch • Coffee provided

Session Dates

December 1, 2016                    March16, 2017
December 15, 2016                                                                         Wednesday — March 29, 2017
February 2, 2017 June 8, 2017
February 16, 2017 June 22, 2017
March 2, 2017 July 13, 2017



Continuing Legal Education

A series for lawyers and members of the community interested in legal issues in the context of Jewish law.

8:30 - 10:45 am

Freehof Auditorium, Rodef Shalom, Oakland

Each session will provide 2.0 CLE credits. Cost: $30 per session, or $20 without CLE credit.

Session Dates

November 4, 2016 (Special Time: 8:30 - 11:15 am)       Introduction + Mishnah: Zera’im - Seeds 
December 9, 2016 Mishnah: Mo’ed - Festivals
February 3, 2017 Mishnah: Nashim - Women
March 24, 2017                    Mishnah: Nezikin - Damages
June 9, 2017 Mishnah: Kodashim - Holy Things
July 7, 2017 Mishnah: Tohorot - Purities

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For more information about the Foundation, please contact Dan Brandeis, Jewish Community Foundation Director (412.992.5220 or dbrandeis@jfedpgh.org), or Sharon Perelman, Director of Planned Giving (412.992.5224 or sperelman@jfedpgh.org).

Rabbi Schiff can be reached at dschiff@jfedpgh.org.

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