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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Jewish fraternity welcomes Holocaust survivor to campus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, perceived a silence on their Oakland campus, several young men took action. “Initially I had this thought over the summer....



Election never far from federation assembly
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Justin Katz and Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United King...
Pittsburgh Jews flock together for global day of learning
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As communities flocked to learning centers around the world, Rabbi Danny Schiff shepherded a small group in Squirrel Hill. With a pack of more than 30 attendees gathered in the Katz Auditorium of t...
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
Metro Briefs November 18
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Women of Temple Sinai (WOTS) compiled recipes from more than 50 congregants to publish “From Our Kitchen to Yours.” Just released, this cookbook features time-proven favorites, inventive new id...
Roaring tale delivered at Lion of Judah event
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Bearing decorative pins of gold lions denoting their pride, women throughout the community gathered for an inspiring tale as part of the annual Hannah Kamin Lion of Judah event. The nearly 80 phila...
Gail Ryave leaves legacy of compassion and song
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Most members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community have been comforted at one time or another by Gail Ryave. In fact, Ryave, whose office was situated by the front door of the Ralph Schugar Funeral Ch...
Program gives voice to those who can’t vote
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Amidst the blaring chimes, dings and electronic noise of a popular arcade, kids managed to give voice to a process in which they are notably silent. For the 130 Jewish children gathered at Dave & B...
Young artist to be showcased at South Side store
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Teddy Caplan began taking art classes when he was just 4 years old. And by the time he finished middle school, he knew that he wanted to be a professional artist. Now, the soft-spoken 16-year-old S...