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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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UPMC, Israeli company partner on brain-mapping work
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration between the Israeli company ElMindA, and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, has generated research results that could lead to better concussion assessments and more effect...
Women tell theirs, Old City’s stories in new IMAX film
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
If you love the City of David, then the giant screen documentary, “Jerusalem,” is a must-see motion picture. But not for the reasons you may think. Presented by National Geographic Entertainment, t...
Jacobs: Reform temples must adapt to new realities
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Rick Jacobs took the bima in the Temple Emanuel of South Hills chapel last Thursday, Feb. 27, to address Reform rabbis, cantors and lay leaders from across the region, the composition of h...
Rabbi, other clergy, arrested while taking message to UPMC chief
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten clergy members, including Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai, were arrested for trespassing last Thursday at UPMC headquarters while protesting the wages the regional health care giant pays its l...
Israeli, Palestinian speakers talk peace at OneVoice program
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Two young men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — sat together on stage at Rodef Shalom Congregation’s Levy Hall Monday, March 3, beseeching a generally older crowd to join them in their support for a...
‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Federation wires support to Ukraine
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wired $25,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to provide immediate assistance to the Ukrainian Jewish community. This represents even m...
Arrest made in deaths of two sisters
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Darrel Wade, 43, Wednesday afternoon on an arrest warrant for the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe...
Jewish Pittsburgher markets Lammily; new option for doll lovers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
For Nickolay Lamm, average is beautiful. The Community Day School alumnus, and current Greenfield resident, who set out last year to show the world what a Barbie doll would look like with the typic...
Gilboa to speak at Beth Shalom about healthy choices for kids
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold the next event in its annual Health Initiative lecture series Monday, March 10. Dr. Deborah Gilboa will lead a discussion entitled “Help Kids Take Responsibility ...