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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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$100 million face-lift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Tsipy Gur no longer at AJL
by Staff Reports
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Tsipy Gur, until last week the Agency for Jewish Learning’s director of Advanced Education, who was known in the community as much for her enormous energy level as for her work, is no longer with t...
Aleph’s new recruiter of volunteers speaks from experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Goldstein believes he’s just the man to recruit Jewish volunteers to go inside state and federal prisons and meet with Jewish inmates. He believes that because he used to be an inmate himse...
Sunday Circle makes move to Wightman School
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The Friendship Circle’s Sunday Circle soon will be expanding. The monthly music, art and yoga program for special needs kids and teen volunteers will double in size ...
Rodef Shalom women blow shofar in solidarity with women at Wall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The sounding of the shofar to mark the beginning of the month of Elul, the bold notes and the plaintive wailing, call Jews to repentance, while inspiring them to pray for the perfection of the worl...
Barak in flotilla testimony contradicts Bibi
by JTA
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister told an Israeli panel that Cabinet members discussed the possibility of violence during the interception of a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza. Ehud Barak's te...
Jonathan Perlman returns to Burgh as New Light rabbi
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman can’t wait to return to his old stomping grounds. He is a Pittsburgh native who grew up in Shadyside and attended Peabody High School. As a child Perlman was a member of Rode...
CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group's opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero. Zakaria, also a Newsweek columnist, had received the H...
Jewish rowers from Pittsburgh compete in Boston Regatta
by Release
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A number of Jewish Pittsburgh rowers are finding success in the sport of crew competition at the regional, national and even international levels, while helping to spur interest in the sport here. ...
Shalala says she was interrogated in Israel
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Ex-U.S. Cabinet member Donna Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, reportedly was held for interrogation at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. Shalala, the health and human serv...