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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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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Inclusion of Jews with disabilities is focus of inaugural leadership conference
by Simone Ellin, JNS.org
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Weekly services, Torah studies, aliyot to the Torah, sitting shiva, and even trips to Israel. These are experiences shared by many Jewish Americans affiliated with synagogues and Jewish communal or...
Sidney gave his hometown a try, and hasn’t looked back
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, full disclosure here. I have known Sidney since he was 3, and one of my daughter’s favorite playmates. But here’s the thing: If someone had told me then that just 19 years later Sidney would be...
Metro Briefs December 26
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J Street Pittsburgh will present an evening with Alan Elsner, vice president of communications for J Street Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, Levinson Hall, 5738...
Squirrel Hill man scales COL steps 11 months after stroke
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Gillis has walked the city of Pittsburgh many times over. He has laced his shoes and headed out the door of his Squirrel Hill home, making his way up and down many hills. He has switched walk...
New Delegate Assembly passes three policy resolutions
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The newly formed Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh, a consortium of 75 individuals representing a variety of local Jewish organizations, held its first substantive meeting two weeks ag...
Schiff, Russell to lead High Holy Day services at Beth Shalom
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom has engaged Rabbi Danny Schiff and soloist Amanda Russell to officiate at the next year’s High Holy Days, the congregation has announced. Schiff, the former community schol...
New art, poetry exhibit with Holocaust themes opens in Strip
by Staff and Releases
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh opened its first fully self-curated exhibit, “3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand,” Thursday, Dec. 5 at Bar Marco/Union Hall...
Hooked on hummus
by Joshua Berkman, For the Chronicle
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Jews returning from experiences in Israel also return as hummus snobs — the mass-produced, packaged stuff sold in supermarkets (even Whole Foods) doesn’t cut it anymore. In fact, so strong wa...
‘The change we wish for’ Jewish, Arab Israelis start space center in Arab city Sakhnin
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As a pilot in the Israel Defense Forces, Asaf Brimer flew combat missions. When he left the army, he made a career for himself in the Israeli aerospace industry. But if Brimer learned anything from...
JWF to invest $10K in STEM opportunities for Yeshiva Girls’ School
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh is including a new initiative to support Yeshiva Girls School in its 2013-2014 grant awards. JWF awarded Yeshiva Girls School the maximum grant amoun...