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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Metro Briefs November 25
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
Jewish fraternity welcomes Holocaust survivor to campus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
When the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, perceived a silence on their Oakland campus, several young men took action. “Initially I had this thought over the summer....



Election never far from federation assembly
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Justin Katz and Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United King...
Pittsburgh Jews flock together for global day of learning
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
As communities flocked to learning centers around the world, Rabbi Danny Schiff shepherded a small group in Squirrel Hill. With a pack of more than 30 attendees gathered in the Katz Auditorium of t...