facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story




The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story




Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Nira Lion resigns as J-SITE’s Hebrew department director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
After serving as the director of the Hebrew department at J-SITE and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years, Nira Lion has resigned. Lion will, however, continue to work at the school...
Powell: Middle East needs wealth, energy education — not wars and violence
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Colin Powell will never forget that diplomatic conference in Egypt when, during a formal dinner, he was seated next to the foreign minister from Iran. The U.S. secretary of state and Iran’s top dip...
Yossi Klein Halevi to speak at Temple Sinai
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and a widely respected authority on Israeli affairs, is coming to Pittsburgh for an appearance at Temple Sinai, Sund...
Holocaust sculpture dedication draws large crowd
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of people gathered outside Community Day School on a crisp, bright fall day Sunday for the dedication of the Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt Keeping Tabs: A Holocaust Sculpture. The sculpture is t...
Tobe chosen for national leadership training program  
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott E. Tobe, a Pittsburgh area young Federation leader, is one of 10 individuals nationwide selected to participate in the Frank Family Institute Young Leadership Program, an initiative of the na...
Metro Briefs October 31
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) will hold its next public action meeting, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Some 1,200 members from diffe...
Counterterrorism expert tracks international banks doing business with Iran
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
How do terrorist groups raise and move their money, and what can the United States do to stop it? For most of the last five years, Avi Jorisch has been working on those questions, and he thinks he’...
Talk of closing Israeli consulate mere ‘speculation’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia is dismissing as mere “speculation” a news report that Israel is considering closing one of its diplomatic missions — perhaps the one in Philadelphia — in orde...
'Bethlehem'
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm and Three Rivers Film Festival present the Pittsburgh premiere of "Bethlehem," Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave. T...
Film to show how technology uncovered secrets of death camp
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Duquesne University will mark Kristallnacht by screening a documentary honoring the 70th anniversary of a Jewish rebellion at the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor. The 35-minute film, “Deadly Dec...