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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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100 years ago, Justice Brandeis set Jewish tone for Supreme Court
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
With three Jews currently seated on the Supreme Court of the United States and a fourth recently nominated by President Barack Obama, it appears that anti-Semitism is a nonissue when it comes to th...
Israel Peace Week at Pitt fills students with food, information
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at the University of Pittsburgh have taken to the streets. Armed with hummus, pita and educational materials, the young activists have one objective: promoting peace in Israel by dispellin...
Sanders’ Jewish support is hardly a given
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Although young Democrats nationwide favor Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton by a wide margin — he leads 76 percent to 23 percent among those 29 and younger according to a recent McClatchy-Marist ...
A league of their own: A Jewish baseball museum, at last
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., they can learn about the only two members of the tribe who have been inducted into the hallowed museum: Hank “The Hebrew Hammer” Gree...
Metro Briefs April 7
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Day School Middle School spring musical performance of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. Directed by Jennifer Majeti...
Once again, JFilm throws spotlight on films from around the world
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will open its 23rd annual festival on April 7 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” a candid look at the now nonagenarian who broke television barriers t...
American, Israeli teens give voice through song
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Musical imperfection never sounded so true. HaZamir, an amateur choir of eighth- to 12th-grade students from Pittsburgh, Karmiel and Misgav, performed at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pitt...
CMU doctoral student visits Israel to volunteer, entertain musically
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Where have all the Renaissance men gone? Well, one just recently returned from Israel. Mike Roth is a singing, songwriting, bass playing, Carnegie Mellon University engineering and public policy do...
Future will be paved by relationships, says JCPA leader
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
David Bernstein spent the morning of March 29 with insiders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Over breakfast, Bernstein, the new president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, de...
A great mitzvah: New Castle’s Torah finds a home in Poland
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
No one remembers exactly how or when the century-old Torah got from Poland to New Castle, Pa., but it will be a long time before anyone forgets how it made its way back home. Call it serendipity or...