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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
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 ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
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...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Cleveland office of ADL helping Pittsburgh counter bigotry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League found itself in the headlines after Election Day because of the enormous influx of donations pouring in from supporters. They felt vulnerable with what they feared would ...
Metro Briefs December 16
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple David will hold a Chanukah Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike in Monroeville. The event will include brisket sliders, matzah ball soup and potato latkes. ...
Harmony and discordance among the Chamis twins
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Some men march to the beat of their own drum. Ariel and Ben Chamis follow each other. The twin brothers from the North Hills have been called musical “prodigies” and “gifted.” They recently celebra...
Gilman’s proposed ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy set to become law
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to protect Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ youth, City Councilman Dan Gilman and Council President Bruce Kraus introduced legislation to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from employing...
Israeli chef Uri ‘Buri’ Jeremias visits Manchester Bidwell Corporation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Culinary students at Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) enjoyed a rare treat last week when chef Uri “Buri” Jeremias of Akko, Israel, participated in a special program at the Pittsburgh-based edu...
Israeli artist-in-residence turns trash into treasure
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
A tenuous line between trash and treasure holds necklaces together. As demonstrated by Telma Schultz — an Israeli artist known for making jewels from junk — glue, paper and piles of disposables are...
Scholar-in-residence asks congregants to consider meaning on anniversary
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai congregants looked back by looking forward. To celebrate the congregation’s 70th anniversary, synagogue and community members gathered for a talk on thoughts for Judaism’s future. The ...
Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
JAA to open new memory care facility
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...