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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Archives
Cemetery educates middle schoolers
by Adam Reinherz
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On Thursday, May 22, middle school students from Community Day School will travel to Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Allison Park, Pa., to participate in a multifaceted program honoring veterans. Progra...
NCJW speaker chronicled journey from city streets to Ivy League
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
By the time Liz Murray was 15, she was living alone on the streets of New York City. The child of cocaine-addicted parents, she grew up hungry and amid filth, her mother and father spending their w...
Visiting Palestinian tells of uphill battle in Middle East
by Andrew Goldstein
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Ezzeldeen Masri is not alone in his advocacy for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But unlike his counterparts in the United States, Israel and elsewhere worldwide, Masri doe...
Visiting consul: Israel matures in eyes of American public
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If asked to choose one word to describe the essence of Israel, what would it be? Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, has been doing his best to ensure that word is “creati...
Class Presents Jewelry
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Julie Farber and students from her jewelry class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School are all smiles a party at Summerset at Frick Community Center on Sunday, April 27, where they gave out handmade...
Artist’s Mom Gives Tour
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Visiting the Heinz History Center to view the art exhibit of internationally known Pittsburgh artist Burton Morris is artist and teacher Lila Hirsch Brody, who brought some members of her art class...
Annual gala raises funds for Friendship Circle
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
People from across the Jewish community packed a ballroom at the Westin Convention Center last Sunday for an annual gala benefiting the local chapter of the Friendship Circle, a Chabad-Lubavitch pr...
Retro Review
by Hilary Daninhirsch
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
Kollel, longtime rabbi face uncertain path
by Adam Reinherz
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Weeks after Rabbi Aaron Kagan’s announced departure from the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, plans are underway for his replacement. “The real work is starting now,” said Kagan, the Kollel’s longtim...
­­With bookstore, new arrival stacks up Squirrel Hill’s cultural offerings
by Matthew Wein
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eric Ackland finally picked up the keys to his new store last week, he seemed equal parts joyful and overwhelmed. “Passover took a big chunk out of our time, and it’s been difficult to make mu...