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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Jewish Pittsburgher markets Lammily; new option for doll lovers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For Nickolay Lamm, average is beautiful. The Community Day School alumnus, and current Greenfield resident, who set out last year to show the world what a Barbie doll would look like with the typic...
Gilboa to speak at Beth Shalom about healthy choices for kids
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold the next event in its annual Health Initiative lecture series Monday, March 10. Dr. Deborah Gilboa will lead a discussion entitled “Help Kids Take Responsibility ...
Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh will participate in Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering, Sunday, March 9. It’s the second year Pittsburgh has participated in the daylong event. Founded in I...
Area boy bakes bread to support food bank
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve-year-old Noah Hertzman is turning dough into dough-nations. During after school hours and on weekends, Noah receives bread orders through his website, Dough-Nation.net , loads ingredients in...
Metro Briefs March 6
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Father Patrick Desbois , author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” will speak about his book, and his experiences, Tuesday...
Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
by Simone Shapiro, For the Chronicle
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Pittsburgh rabbi among faith leaders arrested protesting poverty for UPMC workers
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai was among the 10 clergy from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to be arrested Thursday after refusing to leave UPMC’s headquarters at the USX Tower,...
Pittsburgh woman promoting peace process at OneVoice
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Jamie Kessler believes most Israelis and Palestinians are moderates. She also believes most of them want peace. That’s why the 25-year-old Pittsburgh native and program assistant for OneVoice is he...
Thousands of Jews brainstorm online to build the future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For 96 hours, 2,135 people from 70 countries created 2,280 online posts during an unprecedented “jam session” last week aimed at securing a thriving Jewish future. The brainstorming marathon was or...
Community Scorecard has soft rollout in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The numbers are in, and what they show could lead to better planning to sustain and grow Jewish Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard, an online tool that allows its users to review...