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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Differences over mandate wording in Holocaust ed. bill put passage in doubt
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of widespread and comprehensive instruction of the Holocaust in Pennsylvania’s public schools hinges on two words: “may” and “shall.” Last year, the state House passed H.B. 1424, which s...
PBT brings ‘Ketubah’ to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If a Chagall painting could move, it might be “Ketubah,” a contemporary ballet created by Jewish choreographer Julia Adam. The ballet, which will have its Pittsburgh premiere March 7 to 16 at the A...
Cafe Europa at JCC hosts '3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand'
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will host a poetry reading by local poet Judith (Judy) Robinson at the monthly Café Europa program on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in...



Bone marrow registration honors memory of woman’s late brother
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Deena Alansky’s only sibling, her brother Rand, was told in 2003 that he would need a bone marrow transplant in order to have a shot at beating acute myeloid leukemia — a particularly aggressi...
Rodef Shalom posthumously honors Fred Rogers
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It will be a beautiful day in Rodef Shalom’s neighborhood on June 22. That’s when the congregation will honor the late Fred Rogers, host of the landmark children’s television series, “Mister Rogers...
Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy was a practicing psychologist. Now, with 13 of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history having occurred since 2000, M...
Hillel JUC to honor retiring Chancellor Nordenberg at Campus Superstar event
by Staff and Releases
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center will again showcase some of the most talented young performers from area colleges and universities at its annual Campus Superstar event. Campus Superstar, which ...
Metro Briefs February 20
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will speak at Temple Sinai, Friday, Feb. 28, during Shabbat services, which begin at 8 p.m.   According to its announcement, the congregation has asked Peduto to elabor...
CSIS official: Hezbollah buffers against worse jihadists in Lebanon
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2010, a spate of civil wars and uprisings in the Levant, collectively known as the Arab Spring, has changed the region’s political landscape at a rate that’s nearly impossible to follow. But ...
Metro Briefs February 13
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Two West Virginia rabbis will be among the 26 honorees at the Governor’s 11th Annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Charleston. The honorees will receive the Civil Rights Day Award, which...