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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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Rabbi Ari Goldberg brings Jewish study where the teens are
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a typical Wednesday night at the upscale Galleria mall of Mt. Lebanon. A handful of moviegoers were filing into the Carmike Cinemas. A couple people were typing away at laptops on tables out...
Metro Briefs March 7
Mar 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service will host a conference for those with special needs and their family members, Wednesday, March 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. The conference, ...
IRS widens probe of foreign bank accounts to include Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal government is widening its probe and prosecution of Americans with bank accounts in Israel who fail to report those accounts to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a Washington-b...
Egyptian ambassador: Peace treaty in Egypt’s ‘best interests’
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite ongoing demonstrations and political strife, new Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohamed M. Tawfik insists that Egypt is stable, both economically and diplomatically. Speaking Frid...
Aaron Weil leaving Hillel JUC; will head up UCF Hillel
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Aaron Weil, executive director and CEO of the Hillel Jewish University Center, will leave that position this summer to head up a fast-growing Hillel at the second largest university in the nation. ...
Pittsburgh comedian leaves them in stitches at The Moth
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
No joke: Alan Olifson moved from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh about two years ago so he would have more opportunities to perform comedy. As it turned out, he was right. Olifson, who hosts The Moth’s m...
Holocaust Center announces winners of arts and writing contest
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, in collaboration with JFilm The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum and the Partnership2Gether, a program of the Jewish Federation of G...
Media can affect people’s spirituality — for better or worse
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s face it: it’s difficult to disconnect. Americans are incessantly lured by the call of the media. It beckons us through televisions, computers, tablets, phones, music and movies. It manipulate...
Israelis, Palestinians can learn lessons from Africa
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The outgoing U.S. special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan sees “lessons” Israeli and Palestinian leaders can learn from conflicts in Africa, particularly as they relate to peace talks. Ambassador Pr...
Grinberg named to JCPA national board; plenum to address pressing social issues
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Skip Grinberg, chair of the Community Relation Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will join the national board of directors of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs. He will be ...