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Seder traditions mark memories and fun
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
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From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
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When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
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Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 5 5 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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Metro Briefs March 10
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai has hired Drew Barkley as its new executive director. He comes to Temple Sinai from the North Shore Congregation Israel, which has 1,400 families outside of Chicago. Barkley earned his...
Purim roundup
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom March 11: Megillah reading and Purim Shpiel, “The Wizard of PersOz” performed by the Adat Shalom Religious School Players, 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow. March 12: Purim Carnival and ...
Kids’ Mega Hamantash event offers treats for all
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Amazingly, the jelly-filled hamantaschen might not have been the sweetest part of Sunday’s communal pre-Purim baking event. Surrounded by crafts, games, jugglers and other performers, children and ...
Metro Briefs March 3
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium pray for healing and are now collecting for healing as well. Donations of medical supplies to help others through Brother’s Brother Foundation will...
Enthusiastic Western Pennsylvania native gives the ‘Gift of Life’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Simons was not sure she wanted to hear the news she would be receiving last week, an update regarding the health status of a stranger, albeit one with whom she shares a very intimate connecti...
‘Hadassah’ and ‘Hamilton’ collide in community Purim shpiel
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexander Hamilton’s reach continues. Not only is the Founding Father the subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 Broadway musical, but the show that bears his name has inspired the 2017 Pittsburgh co...
Mike Feinberg Company to close after 60 years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
After six decades in business, Mike Feinberg Company, the Strip District retailer of party supplies, Steelers gear and other items you might not know existed, will shut its doors this spring. “It’s...
Online library of Jewish texts a ‘game-changer’ for local educators
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
There are just two prerequisites to using Sefaria, the free comprehensive digital library of Jewish texts that also provides easy access to connect them to each other: “You have to be able to ‘clic...
Squirrel Hill senior celebrates birthday in a self-driving car
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
For her 94th birthday, Chantze Butler rode in a driverless car. And while the idea that an autonomous vehicle transported a nonagenarian who remembers cruising in a Model T seems astounding, to the...
Metro Briefs February 24
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Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...