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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Gefilte Manifesto’ seeks to make classic Jewish food great again
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Having paid their dues on the Brooklyn food scene, emerging young chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. The millennial duo’s missio...
Jewish women take to streets in Washington and Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Local women united in step to voice a collaborative cry last weekend. Both here and in the nation’s capital, Steel City women took to the streets to demonstrate solidarity in the wake of President ...
Israeli cachibol for moms gaining momentum in US
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Ofra Abramovich was caught up in the routine of her life as a stay-at-home mom in Kfar Saba about 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv when an invitation from a friend not only changed her world, but may b...
Interfaith book group binds women together
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The women range from their mid-20s to retirees. They run businesses or work at nonprofits, are authors or educators or stay-at-home moms. They are Jews, Christians and Muslims. They share a love of...
Community chaplaincy program could fill the gaps in pastoral care
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Keith Rosenstock’s father — who is well into his 90s — lives at a senior community located on the Allegheny River in O’Hara Township, as do “a surprising large number of other Jews.” But while the ...
Students gather for little activity and big respect
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the molecular combinations that Dolores Kubiak taught her chemistry students years ago, the bond they remembered most was friendship and respect. Anna Waldman, Emily Harris and Hinda Barsky ...
Metro Briefs January 27
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging i s recognizing staff and volunteers from the past several years whose lifework at JAA’s Sivitz Jewish Hospice has brought comfort and caring to many. The 20 Years o...
‘Jewish Americana’ music gets its moment in the spotlight
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In his opinion, the Jewish music he had heard growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area ranged from “really bad to horrible.” In ...
Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
by Jack Riemer, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Metro Briefs January 20
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section friends and supporters will join the Pittsburgh Sister March on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the City-County Building o...