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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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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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PAJC program cancelled for Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee's Nov. 1 Christian-Jewish Dialogue is cancelled. The group will host a special topic discussion Thursday, Nov. 8.
Metro Briefs October 25
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service , along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Labor Zionist Educat...
J Street Pittsburgh hosts viewing party for foreign policy presidential debate
by Tony Sonita, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 100 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community met Monday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to watch the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt ...
Committed, undecided students watch final debate at Hillel JUC
by Sam Lapin, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
About 20 people joined the Pittsburgh Israel Public Affairs Committee (PIPAC), a student organization at the University of Pittsburgh, to watch President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate on...
Protest planned to support Anat Hoffman
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of Women at the Wall and Anat Hoffman will hold a Shema-in, Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m., in Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Congregation. They will pray the Shema as a group for a YouTube film...
Wolfson’s work broke ground for same-sex marriage
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Wolfson has two reasons to be happy this week: His first wedding anniversary was Monday, Oct. 15, and support for same-sex marriage has never been stronger in the United States. Some say Wolfs...
Metro Briefs October 18
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A communitywide screening for potential carriers of 19 Jewish genetic diseases will take place, Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 8 p.m., at the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, 4607 Forbes A...
Specter remembered here as friend of Israel, tireless worker
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburghers from all backgrounds were remembering Arlen Specter this week as a friend of Israel who believed, perhaps by the force of his own personality, he could make a difference in the...
Jewish photographer organizes exhibit on fracking here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Fracking — the process of pumping a fluid and a material such as sand down a well under high pressure to create fractures in gas-bearing rock — is an unlikely subject of a photography exhibit, espe...
Squirrel Hill Project starts
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Barbara Burstin speaks to a crowd of 100 about the history of the migration and settlement of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. B...