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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 | 23 23 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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Eighteen, a kosher wine bar and cafe, opens its doors
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighteen is the newest chapter in Pittsburgh’s short book of kosher eateries. Located adjacent to Pinsker’s Judaica Center at 2028 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, Eighteen seeks to provide a “new dai...
Beth El's former preschool director honored
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Georgia Hernandez, chair of the Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board since 2003, will be honored by County Council on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for her 43 years of service to the cou...
The Supreme Court’s Jeffersonian Jew
by Neal Gendler, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
“Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” by Jeffrey Rosen, Yale, 256 pages, $25 Today’s mania for consolidation likely would have offended the Jeffersonian sensibilities of U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...
A complicated text about a complicated British PM
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani, Yale, 304 pages, $25 “Dizzy,” “The Old Jew,” and “eminently clever, but superlatively vulgar,” were just some of the epithets Prime Minister Benj...
Writer tells government to get out of kids’ lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
A state-licensed day care facility’s refusal to swaddle her infant son was the last straw for Abby Schachter. It was 2013, and Schachter, a Pittsburgh-based libertarian columnist and Jewish comment...
LGBT Jews looking for more than just acceptance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
B.D. Wahlberg, like many other millennial Jews, would love to be dating another Jew. But for Wahlberg, it is difficult to find someone with whom the recent University of Pittsburgh grad has enough ...
Unearthed Torah returns to life at great-great-grandson’s bar mitzvah
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Seventy-five years ago, Aryeh Leib Dworkin RSVP’d for his great-great-grandson’s bar mitzvah. Foreseeing that he might not attend, Dworkin sent ahead a gift. First entrusted to his daughter, Rachel...
Piano prodigy says it all started in Pittsburgh
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Dukes, 33, has been playing the piano since age 6. “It was fun and exciting” at first, recalls the Yeshiva Schools grad, “but at a certain point, I felt bored.” Endless scales and practices m...
Baseball team’s Faith and Freedom Night not a hit for everyone
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
The general manager of the Washington Wild Things — the Washington, Pa.-based Frontier League baseball team — has apologized to a Jewish fan offended by speeches presented at a game last month, whi...
In the world of flea markets, Strip District hosts one of the best
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
On the second Sunday of every month between May and October, the parking lot on 23rd Street in the Strip District comes alive, as a pop-up marketplace takes over for the day. The Neighborhood Flea ...