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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Metro Briefs January 10
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School Parent Association will present a workshop, “Raising Resilient Children,” Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at CDS, 6424 Forward Ave. Dr. Junlei Li’s workshop will share ideas from...
Local studies focus on improving life for seniors
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Depression in older adults can have dire consequences. It can exacerbate physical problems, lead to dementia and ultimately affect the ability of a person to live independently. A local team of res...
Local brothers honored at national competition
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch the Gilboa boys in a video After working on a class tzedaka project as a first-grader at Community Day School, Ari Gilboa was disappointed that his second-grade class had no such project. He ...
JHF grants focus on education, services to underserved
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has announced its approval of eight grants totaling more than $1.4 million to both the Jewish and general communities. The grants include the JHF’s annual $900,000 ...
South Hills native pairs kids with cancer with professional athletes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Sidney Kushner knows a thing or two about providence. The Upper St. Clair native, who is now a senior at Brown University, recalls being on an airplane following his freshman year, telling his fath...
Metro Briefs January 3
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Nichols, a nationally known Jewish performer and songwriter, will return to Rodef Shalom Congregation for his third visit in six months. As the congregation’s artist-in-residence for the 2012-2...
NCJW to open Center for Women with $225,000 JWF seed funding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A future Center for Women, based in Squirrel Hill, is being touted as a critical resource in Jewish Pittsburgh for women in search of tools to achieve “financial and workplace readiness.” The Natio...
Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With some extra time on her hands these days, Pam Ludin tries to volunteer in the community each week. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is making it easy for Ludin to find those opportun...
Carnegie Shul now handicapped accessible; installs custom-designed chairlift
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The members of Ahavath Achim in Carnegie have known for years that their synagogue was not handicapped accessible, but the cost of adapting the 75-year-old building made them cringe. One estimate t...
Metro Briefs December 29
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Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its annual Melava Malka Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The dinner recognizes Torah scholarship in Jewish Pittsbu...