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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 8 8 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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‘Jarring, scary’ protest at Pitt upends talk by former IDF medic
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Masked protesters wielding electronic noisemakers disrupted an event co-sponsored by a pro-Israel student group at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday evening, Nov. 24, necessitating the interve...
Pittsburgh gets glimpse of modern Israelite Samaritans
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dale Lazar agreed to travel with a group of professional photographers at 2 a.m. from Tel Aviv to Kiryat Luza in the West Bank, he really had no idea where that journey would lead. In the end ...
Linda Goldston leaves legacy of pioneering, philanthropy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
After becoming president of the Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Flo Leebov told her young daughter, Linda, that perhaps one day she too might attain the position. According to family lore, Linda replied, ...
For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Metro Briefs November 27
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
Predictable ‘Book of Jonah’ brings forth both the Bible and Hollywood
by Neal Gendler
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
The swift, improbable conclusion of “The Book of Jonah” reminds me of my mother’s reactions to many Hollywood endings: “only in the movies.” As the title suggests, Joshua Max Feldman’s novel is pat...