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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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Area Chabad women attend international conference in Brooklyn
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, it was a typical ladies’ getaway: a trip out of town with close friends, great food prepared by someone else, and time to relax a bit from the work back home. But the International Co...
Birthright trip eye opener for Hillel JUC participants
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center participated in a December 2013 Birthright trip with students. One of the participants, Leah Kaufman, a University of Pittsburgh student and intern at Hillel JUC, ca...
Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Dori Oshlag will never be able to think of Susan Wolfe without seeing a handwritten thank you note. Literally. Oshlag still has the note. It’s hanging on the bulletin board in her office. Wolfe, on...
Harris-Gershon bumped from speaking engagement at UC Santa Barbara Hillel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story; it also includes links to references at the end.) David Harris-Gershon, a Jewish Pittsburgh writer and teacher, says he is not a supporter of...
Judge strikes part of Bloom suit against Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge has ruled that allegations of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment should be stricken from Sandee Bloom’s complaint for employment discrimination against former...
Metro Briefs February 6
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its Annual Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center’s Levinson Hall.   Jay and Margaret Angel are this year’s guests of honor ...
Condemnation of ASA boycott pending in state legislature
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The state Legislature is considering companion resolutions condemning the Academic Studies Association for its recent votes to boycott Israeli universities. House resolution 627, which is co-sponso...
Pitt professor to address Jerusalem evolution at South Hills Torah Weekend
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Jason von Ehrenkrook, the Perlow lecturer in Classical Judaism at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the scholar-in-residence for Torah Weekend in the South Hills, Feb. 7-8. Torah Weekend is an ...
J Street program addresses Jerusalem, Jewish identity
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The sign taped to the door of Room B at the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library Sunday read, “Jerusalem: Can one city serve as capital to both Israel & the future Palestinian state?” Inside, r...
Braunstein’s Me2/Orchestra plays right notes with inclusive message
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 58, Gigi Weisman, a violinist and children’s entertainer, thought that her days playing in an orchestra were behind her. Weisman, who began playing violin as a child, has always loved making...