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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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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
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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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
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
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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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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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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Metro Briefs January 21
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the Pittsburgh Jewish community to join in a new class about making important end-of-life decisions from a Jewish perspective. “A Time to Prepare” will provide forms and guidel...
Federation’s new education director finds ‘great treasure’ in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In its ongoing effort to strengthen and grow lifelong Jewish education in Pittsburgh, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rabbi Amy Bardack, currently the Judaic studies director ...
No clear-cut challenger yet for Toomey’s Senate seat
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The answer to the question of which Democratic candidate is best poised to take on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the general election in November depends on whom you ask. “There are different opini...
With service in mind, Penn State Hillel students apply tikkun olam in Honduras
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight students from Penn State Hillel traveled to Roatan, Honduras, for a weeklong service learning experience.  The trip, billed as an alternative winter break program, was intended to introduce s...
Community rallies to support young fire victim and her family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly before Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 1, Meira Loring, 5, sustained burns in an accident at her family’s home. Following surgery she remains in stable condition at Mercy Hospital. Since the incide...



For some in Jewish community, it’s what Obama didn’t say that was loud and clear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, while short on policy proposals, focused instead on a review of his administration’s accomplishments during the last seven years. But what ...
Police investigating Squirrel Hill robbery
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A pharmacy in Squirrel Hill was robbed Thursday night, and the perpetrator escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sonya Toler, public information officer for Pittsburgh’s Departme...
The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...
Metro Briefs January 14
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
With more than 400 people in attendance, Judge David N. Wecht was installed as a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at a ceremony held at Duquesne University on Thursday, Jan. 7. Wecht, t...
First-ever forums allow Jewish participation in search for school superintendent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in the history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, forums are being held to garner community input prior to a search for a new superintendent, according to Regina Holley, school bo...