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Program explores questions of communal relationships
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
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Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
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Carmela Turi and a mysterious photograph
Mystery and documentary compounded one night at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Seated among those gathered in Levy Hall for Sisterhood Movie Night on Dec. 11 was Carmela Turi, a Greenfield...
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From Young Judaea to business innovator, Selkowitz helps community be Srvd
What happens when a Jewish youth director turned bar manager joins forces with a creative entrepreneur with a background in business analytics? In this case, the answer is Srvd, an app that just ma...
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Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
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Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
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Metro Briefs January 13
The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
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Metro Briefs January 6
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
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Menorah madness
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
Metro Briefs December 2
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...



Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 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 | 50 50 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 | 65 65 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 | 65 65 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 | 59 59 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 | 57 57 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...