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Seder traditions mark memories and fun
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
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Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
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From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
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When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
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Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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Hour of Discovery gives Jewish public school children lessons in heritage, tradition
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their ...
‘Israel needs us’ is the call from Reform scholar Rabbi Yoffie
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
From a podium in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Eric Yoffie discussed religious life in Israel. For Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the topic is quite fam...
The plight of Israel’s struggling Arab minority comes to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
While there is no question that there remains a disparity between the status of Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, the government of Israel, together with the help of some North American partners, ...
Metro Briefs November 13
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
by Melissa Apter
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
Ukraine rabbi brings the power of hope to Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
When Alexander Dukhovny was growing up in Ukraine, he associated rabbis with “the color of sadness,” because the only rabbis he had seen were always dressed in black. It wasn’t until years later, w...
‘CoExistence’ — not ‘Conflict’ — will be served at these CMU, Pitt ‘Kitchens’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 12, 2014 | 7 7 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Disappointed in what they say is “one-sided dialogue” condemning Israel at recent campus-sponsored events, students from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are creating the...
Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Metro Briefs November 6
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash invites families with young children to Tot Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Reservations are not required. Contact admin@dorhadash for more information. Rodef Shalom ...