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Metro Briefs December 2
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...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

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...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
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...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
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...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
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...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 25
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...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
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...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
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...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Palestinian, Israeli duo bring stories of loss, visions of future to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
For two days Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin canvassed Pittsburgh. Divided by heritage but united in mission, the Israeli woman and Palestinian man visited Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for...
P’burgh returnee shares market vision
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The parking lot behind the former Gullifty’s Restaurant, between Beacon and Bartlett streets in Squirrel Hill, will be put to good use this summer when it becomes the site of the community’s first ...
Pittsburgh potter wants to mold Israeli minds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Strickland is still a prolific potter. Take a peek inside the ceramics studio at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) — the nationally recognized after-school arts education center that Strickla...
Metro Briefs May 1
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual event commemorating  Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for Israel’s  fallen soldiers and victims of terror,  will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 8  p.m. at the Jewish Community Center,  5738 Forb...
Local boy to become a man in Uganda
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man’s coming of age has  precedent in Judaism. Dating to Talmudic  times, focus has been placed upon  the ascent to manhood, and as centuries  progressed, practices and traditions surroundi...
CDS teacher’s controversial politics prove no barrier to education honor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
David Harris-Gershon, a Community Day School teacher who has been the subject of a national controversy because of his views on Israel, has been selected as the local winner of the Grinspoon Award ...
Community to score Pittsburgh Jewish life
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
An Internet survey intended to cull  demographic and attitudinal information  from the entire Pittsburgh-area  Jewish community will be disseminated  beginning this week via email.  The survey is p...
May 6 is Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Day of Giving 2014 – Tuesday, May 6 The Day of Giving 2014 will run from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. (Midnight.)  This is an 18-hour event.  This event is part of Give Local America, the national day for ...
Pitt Grad Student Brings Birthright to Seder Table
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
For Aliyah Weinstein, who moved to the area last August to begin an immunology graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh, this Passover was her first apart from her New Jersey-based family. ...
Genetic Health Education Gets Foundation Nod
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has approved a $45,000 grant to fund the development of a genetic health curriculum for middle school students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools: Commu...