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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 | 10 10 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 | 15 15 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 | 12 12 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 | 15 15 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 | 14 14 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 | 26 26 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...
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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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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Pittsburgh teens travel to Israel for international athletics competition
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens are traveling to Israel for an athletic adventure. Both Nathan Feinstein and Jackson Blaufeld will represent Maccabi USA at the upcoming 2017 World Maccabiah Games. The Israel-...
Metro Briefs June 16
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will commemorate the Biblical Botanical Garden’s 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 18 with the theme “Pleasing to God & Man” Taste & Smell: Spices & Incense Wild. Guests in...
Rudolph family, Joel Smalley honored at Federation Thank You Event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The philanthropy of the Rudolph family has touched many corners of the Steel City, but its generosity to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its wide-ranging support of Jewish organizat...


Baby boomers challenged to preserve aging parents’ treasures
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Rapport’s mother, Betty Steinfeld, and aunt, Ruth Steinfeld, had been living in the same house on Bartlett Street in Squirrel Hill since 1948. So, when both women passed away—Betty, in 2014, an...


50 years later, ‘miraculous’ Six Day War still pivotal event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A West Point general reportedly once noted that, although the wars Israel fought in 1956 and 1973 are part of the cadets’ military academy curriculum, Israel’s victory in the Six Day War is not stu...
Caffeine, comfort, community are the right brew for Crazy Mocha
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ken Zeff is turning the paradigm of the modern coffee shop on its head. And it’s working. While so many other coffee houses — including behemoth Starbucks — are focusing on drive-throughs, mobile o...
Metro Briefs June 9
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Privacy in a Digital Age” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement series, which is open...
‘Kill the Jews’ spelled out in pine cones in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
An anti-Semitic message was left last week at a residential intersection in Mt. Lebanon. “Kill the Jews!” was found spelled out in pine cones with a swastika on Tuesday morning, May 30, according t...