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Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chef Michael Solomonov goes ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ in new film
by Lucy Cohen Blatter, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the ac...
Metro Briefs March 31
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
HaZamir Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and HaZamir Karmiel/Misgav, its Partnership2Gether sister chapter in Israel, will perform Jewish cho...
Seder traditions mark memories and fun
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 6 6 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...