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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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American friends launch first kosher tour of Cuba
by Barbara Lewis, JNS.org
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community. Now two Jewish women, separated by a generation in age and more than 760 miles in physical location, have becom...
Engaging Jewish families
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Online publisher eJewish Philanthropy was launched in 2007 as an online publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community, according to the overview on th...
Federation, Rodef Shalom finish in top 10 in Day of Giving
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish nonprofits placed in the top 10 in terms of dollars raised in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2013 Day of Giving campaign. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed fourth in terms ...
TOL-OLS decides to keep religious school under its own roof
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer With enrollment down to 37 students spread throughout the eight grades of its religious school, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation was in a quandary last summer. ...
IllumiNER calling for menorah stories for Chanukah community event
by Staff and releases
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning is calling people from the community to enter their family menorah stories in a contest for the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event at the Heinz History Center in the S...
Brooklyn author’s first novel studies flawed relationships in literary scene
by Morton I. Teicher, For the Chronicle
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, scholarly critic and journalist Evan Hughes wrote “Literary Brooklyn,” an excellent study of writers in Brooklyn, beginning with Walt Whitman and concluding with an account of Brooklyn t...
Metro Briefs October 17
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will dedicate the Nathan and Hilda Katzen Center for Jewish Learning at Shabbat services Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. A special oneg will follow services in honor of Sally Katzen Dyk for...
'94 Maidens'
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rhonda Fink-Whitman produced the video " 94 Maidens ," in which she interviews Pennsylvania public school graduates currently enrolled at four different Pennsylvania universities to see what they k...
Interviews with PA public school graduates demonstrate scant knowledge of Holocaust
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Rhonda Fink-Whitman produced the video " 94 Maidens ," in which she interviews Pennsylvania public school graduates currently enrolled at four different Pennsylvania universities to see what they k...
Ostrow will stress continuity as Federation chair gauge progress
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas “Woody” Ostrow, the new chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is under no illusions about how enormous his job is. “It is a time-consuming position because Federation wants t...