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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
Metro Briefs August 7
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
Departure of AJL’s ‘wonderful resource, wonderful thinker’ leaves huge shoes to fill
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
After five years of serving as the Agency for Jewish Learning’s community scholar, as well as its director of systemic initiatives, Rabbi Dr. Scott Aaron will be leaving Pittsburgh to take a new po...
‘Shall your brothers come to war while you sit here?’ Three from Pittsburgh answer the call
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
A young Palestinian girl calls down from an upstairs window of a house in Gaza, crying for the Israeli soldiers below to help her: The house is on fire. When the young soldiers enter the house to r...
Saralouise Reis: ‘the glue that held everything together’
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Saralouise Reis, a lifelong Jewish communal servant and longtime administrator of Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple Emanuel of South Hills who inspired generations of Pittsburghers, passed away J...