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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayer books buried, headstones unveiled at JCBA cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association (JCBA) opened two graves Sunday at its Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Millvale for the burial of prayer books and other ritual objects from the community. ...
Jewish leaders get advanced degrees at first Spertus commencement here
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten Jewish Pittsburgh professionals received master’s of arts degrees in Jewish professional studies (MAJPS) from the Chicago-based Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership at a commenc...
Hochberg named PAJC director
by staff and releases
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee has hired Karen Hochberg to be its next executive director. She succeeds Deborah Fidel who stepped down earlier this year to become Temple Sinai's executive dir...
Metro Briefs October 10
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Bernstein , a blind disabled rights attorney, and a marathon runner recently inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be speaking about making the most of life against tough odds,...
Locals attend J Street conference; local co-chair opens confab
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-four Pittsburghers were in Washington, D.C., last week to attend the largest J Street conference held in the organization’s five-year history. J Street — the lobbying organization that bills...
Repair the World to make a difference in East End neighborhoods
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In a landscape where young Jews are eschewing organized religion in droves — a recent Pew survey found that about a third do not even identity as Jewish by religion — the majority still say that wo...
Plung concludes term as Federation chair; cites years of achievement with more to come
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Lou Plung stepped down as chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh at its annual meeting last week. The outgoing chair used his address to rattle off a litany of achievements over the p...
Jewish rapper on BDS movement
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Lesser, a Jewish rapper, responds to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in his video. The video exposes the flaw in the BDS Movement by questioning why there is such a strong cal...
Jewish Pittsburgh unveils process to gauge progress
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The mechanism designed to gauge how well Jewish Pittsburgh is meeting the needs of its people, now and in the future, was finally rolled out last week. Two years in the planning stage, the Pittsbur...
Shaare Torah begins monthly Sephardic Shabbat minyan
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Sephardic Jew of Egyptian and Turkish ancestry, Avi Avishai was raised in a pretty secular household, but with a strong sense of cultural Sephardic identity. Trying to reclaim the religion lost t...