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Metro Briefs April 21
The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in the Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Buildi...
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AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized with $150,000 grant
AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort between three local Jewish organizations that coordinates services for senior citizens, will receive a $150,000 grant as the winner of the 2017 Collaborat...
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Metro Briefs April 14
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
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‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ tells of resilience, hope
Imagine growing up never knowing that you were from a family of Holocaust survivors. Then imagine that once you discovered the truth, you learned that there was an incredible story behind the story...
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Ken Livingstone: enabler of evil
I’ve written many times about the anti-Semitism that continues to plague the British Labour Party — once a noble party of both opposition and government that has now, under its current far-left lea...
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Mission to India reaffirms JFNA’s remarkable commitment
Prior to visiting India, I was told that there is a spiritual richness within the billions of people who live there that cannot be touched, explained, measured or described … only felt. I was told ...
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Stop denying the Israeli consensus on the Palestinians
Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not ...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Good deeds well done!
This year, the Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took the fifth annual Good Deeds Day event to a new level — an accomplishment that Mayor William Peduto (center) acknowledged March 23 by issuing a proclamation celebrating the achievements of Good Deeds Day volunteers. From left: Laura Cherner, Josh Sayles and Eric Probola of the Federation’s Community Relations Council and CRC chair Cindy Goodman-Leib. From right: Joyce Hinnebusch, Haley Chizever and Amy Cohen of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center and Volunteer Center chair Lynn Snyderman.	<br>Photo by James Hill
This year, the Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took the fifth annual Good Deeds Day event to a new level — an accomplishment that Mayor William Peduto (center) acknowledged March 23 by issuing a proclamation celebrating the achievements of Good Deeds Day volunteers. From left: Laura Cherner, Josh Sayles and Eric Probola of the Federation’s Community Relations Council and CRC chair Cindy Goodman-Leib. From right: Joyce Hinnebusch, Haley Chizever and Amy Cohen of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center and Volunteer Center chair Lynn Snyderman.
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