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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 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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Women of the Wall to be celebrated at local Rosh Chodesh service
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Women of the Wall will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in Jerusalem on Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Nov. 3 and 4.  In recognition of the milestone, Rodef Shalom Congregation and the Jewish Women’s Cent...
Michelle Madoff-Scheske fought for clean air, women’s rights on the Pittsburgh City ‘Circus’
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Michelle Madoff-Scheske, the colorful and divisive Squirrel Hill woman who served on Pittsburgh City Council for more than 15 years, and whose brash outspokenness and flare for argument made her on...
USCJ conference evoked soul searching as members mulled movement’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s centennial meeting of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism was billed as “The Conversation of the Century.” And for the 1,200 Conservative Jews gathered in Baltimore for the con...
TOL-OLS finished 9th in Day of Giving
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation finished ninth in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Annual Day of Giving earlier this month. The congregation joined Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Greate...
JFNA research analyst finds few surprises, but challenges in Pew survey
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz didn’t bring any specific proposals to Pittsburgh last week when he met with Jewish leaders about the just-released Pew Survey of U.S. Jews. But the senior director for re...
Metro Briefs October 24
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present “Lessons from Kristallnacht: Maintaining Jewish Life, Culture, & Vibrancy in the ‘Ghetto,’ ” Sunday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p...
Fox Chapel residents begin delivering food in JRA startup
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On a Sunday this past July, Jeff and Cheryl Lemberg of Fox Chapel were part of the first group of volunteers to pack and personally deliver boxes of food to waiting families across the region as pa...
YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A video showing college students educated in Pennsylvania who know virtually nothing about the Shoa is piquing new interest in efforts to make Holocaust education mandatory in the statewide public ...
'A Shot to Save the World'
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Smithsonian Channel will feature the broadcast premier of “A Shot to Save the World,” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.; it will also be shown Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The fi...
Terrorism expert to speak at University of Pittsburgh
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Avi Jorisch, an expert in terrorism and illicit finance, will speak to University of Pittsburgh students on topics ranging from terrorism financing, Iran, Syria and other relevant matters in the Mi...