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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...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Locals join 90,000 for Siyum HaShas
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews packed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last Wednesday night for the 12th Siyum HaShas, the celebration of the seven-and-a-half-year study cycle of the Tal...
Temple B'nai Israel prepares to mark centennial with banquet
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
There is one undeniable fact about Temple B’nai Israel: it’s a survivor. The White Oak-based Reform congregation is preparing to celebrate its centennial — something many other congregations up and...
Mt. Lebo siblings play lacrosse for Israel at Euro tourney
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone on her lacrosse team called her “the baby,” but on the playing field, Felicia Tissenbaum proved just how grown up she really was. The 17-year-old Mt. Lebanon native scored the winning goal...
Hazon brings its food message on wheels to Pittsburgh
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 25 cyclists from around the country will roll into Pittsburgh this week as part of a Jewish environmental organization’s effort to promote sustainable food systems. The cyclists on the Hazon C...
Nobody did it better than PSO Pops’ Marvin Hamlisch
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Marvin Hamlisch, the principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the composer of numerous award-winning scores for movies and stage, died in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 6. He w...
Rabbi sues state, says department selectively enforced funeral director laws
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi is suing the state claiming it is selectively enforcing its funeral director laws in a way that violates the rights of Orthodox Jewish clergy and the people they serve.   Rabbi D...
Nationwide BBYO members attended their first convention, held in Pittsburgh.
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO members Rebecca Cohen, 15, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; Annie Weinberg, 15, of Richmond, Va.; and Melissa Charles, 17, of Philadelphia, pull weeds from an East Liberty Boulevard parklet, Monday, Jul...
NCSY Garden Sizzler barbecue
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 people signed up for this year's NCSY Garden Sizzler barbecue, which was held Tuesday, July 31, at the home of Dan and Nina Butler in Squirrel Hill. This year's delicacies included fr...
Pittsburgher leads off in building Israeli WBC team
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Haim Katz comes by his love for baseball naturally, and in true Pittsburgh fashion. “I played as a kid,” the Mt. Lebanon native said. “One of the earliest games I went to was the 1960 World Series;...
Happy 100th Bella Heppenheimer
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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...