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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Metro Briefs March 13
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 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. The amount represents ...
Pittsburgh sends large group to AIPAC policy conference
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Not surprisingly, much of the recent 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference held in Washington, D.C., was centered on the nuclear threat to Israel and the rest of the world from Iran, David Ainsman said. “AI...
Bulletproof Stockings performing in Pittsburgh
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Bulletproof Stockings , the Hasidic women alternative rock band, will perform at Chatham University's Eddy Theatre, Saturday, March 22. In addition to the performance, a documentary will be shown. ...
Gene screening for preventable diseases
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Get Screened! for 19 Preventable Jewish Genetic Diseases Date: Sunday March 23 Time: 1 to 4:00 p.m. Place: JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave.
Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit East End Cooperative
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will sponsor the Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit the East End Cooperative ministries, Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m., at the synagogue, 4905 Fifth A...
UPMC, Israeli company partner on brain-mapping work
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 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 | 25 25 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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...