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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Metro Briefs July 5
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Busis , has been named interim chief executive officer of The Jewish Chronicle. He succeeds David Caoin who resigned in June. Previously the director of the Asia Pacific Institute at the Americ...
Alternative resolution emphasizes positive investment in Palestinian economy
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted Thursday night to replace a controversial resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel with an alternative reso...
From family tree to Tel Aviv kitchen, mission made lasting impact
by Justin Jacobs, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the July 5 Chronicle.) On the last night of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Israel Centennial Mega Mission, t...
Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
While the heads of local Jewish service agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, s...
Metro Briefs June 28
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Pirates  will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening. This year, Jewish Fe...
Jewish world reacts to Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act
by By Staff and releases
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish agencies lost no time in responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, including the controversial heart of the provision — the individual mandate....
Mega Mission participants returned with wonderful memories
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
From June 19 to 28, 290 people traveled to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Mega Mission. The mission offered program tracks for families, first-timers and veter...
NCJW’s boutique moves to Squirrel Hill
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
When it ran out of space for its Designer Days Boutique (DDB) store in Shadyside, the National Council of Jewish Women-Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) decided to move the shop to a larger location. The n...
Open mic night draws Jewish performers to Dunkin’ Donuts
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Patrons walking into Dunkin’ Donuts in Squirrel Hill on Sunday afternoon might have thought they heard the Beatles performing inside. With covers of tunes like “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “Bla...
Roundtable to address voter identification law — its impact on Jews — as its initial project
by Lee Chottiner/Executive Editor
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A newly established Jewish coalition in Pittsburgh, designed to address domestic political issues, has declared the new voter identification law to be its first major project. The Pittsburgh Jewish...