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Metro Briefs May 5
The 24th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 in Schenley Park.  The Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure is one of the largest fundraisers in the cit...
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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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The Streit’s Matzo story comes to the silver screen
“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” is far more than a Jewish Horatio Alger story. It is that, of course — the film documents the story of an immigrant baker who came to the United States and ...
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Hard work continues to push Dylan Reese’s NHL goal
Some kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some kids live that dream — case in point, Dylan Reese. The 31-year-old Upper St. Clair native is a 6-foot, 205-pound ice hockey defenseman for t...
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Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
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‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
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Art with a purpose
TEENS TOGETHER: More than 60 teens from around the community joined together for the Shabbat 100 dinner on Friday, April 15 at the Jewish Community Center organized by the Teen Leadership Council and staffed by JCC director of teen learning Carolyn Gerecht and Pittsburgh On Sunday, April 17, some 65 teens from Diller Teen Fellows, Emma Kaufmann Camp, J Line and around the community joined together to complete four art projects on The Second Floor (at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill) — a new wall mural, a sculpture made from recycled plastic bags, glass mosaics and a T-shirt quilt. Pittsburgh teens engaged with the visiting Israeli teens from Diller Karmiel/Misgav to “make their mark” on the new teen space.

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TEENS TOGETHER: More than 60 teens from around the community joined together for the Shabbat 100 dinner on Friday, April 15 at the Jewish Community Center organized by the Teen Leadership Council and staffed by JCC director of teen learning Carolyn Gerecht and Pittsburgh On Sunday, April 17, some 65 teens from Diller Teen Fellows, Emma Kaufmann Camp, J Line and around the community joined together to complete four art projects on The Second Floor (at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill) — a new wall mural, a sculpture made from recycled plastic bags, glass mosaics and a T-shirt quilt. Pittsburgh teens engaged with the visiting Israeli teens from Diller Karmiel/Misgav to “make their mark” on the new teen space.
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A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
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