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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Happy 100th Bella Heppenheimer
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
In conjunction with Hadassah’s centennial, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter is honoring Bella Heppenheimer for her 100th birthday. The celebration will take place at the Covenant of South Hills Sunda...
Wolfs receive warm Emma Kaufmann Camp reception
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf Sr. and his wife Leatrice were the lead donors for the development of the new pool complex at the Jewish Community Center’s Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, W.Va., which they recently...
Metro Briefs August 2
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its first Wild Rumpus Race, for adults and children, Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park, 261 Rosecrest Drive, Monroevi...
PSO musicians touch souls with sounds at Beth El
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
People swayed in their seats at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. Some tapped their feet; others sat mesmerized by the music that touched their Jewish souls. No, this wasn’t a Shabbat servic...
Junior Israeli tennis stars to play here
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
A special exhibition match featuring young athletes from the Israel Tennis Center teams will be held in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Squirrel Hill. An ho...
Health center moves to newer, expanded space
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Health Center has dramatically increased its capacity to serve its medical and dental patients with new, expanded offices located at 4516 Browns Hill Road. The new space — which h...
Jewish community plays role in Community House project
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The East End Cooperative Ministry — which partners with local congregations of diverse faiths, including Beth Shalom, Dor Hadash, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom — has begun...
First Kander Award gives career boost to Hollywood-bound filmmaker
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The inaugural winner of Steeltown Film Factory’s Ellen Weiss Kander Award, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Yulin Kuang, wrapped filming her award-winning script “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-C...
Social justice forum educates voters on controversial voter ID law
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Joyce Block has voted in every election since 1944. But Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law could end her streak. Under the law, the 89-year-old Bucks County resident, like all Pennsylvania...
Upper St. Clair native laces up for Penguins
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
For Dylan Reese, coming to Pittsburgh was an easy decision. The Upper St. Clair native, a defenseman recently acquired by the Penguins, will have the chance to make the Penguins NHL roster and play...