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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
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Metro Briefs May 19
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 6 6 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
J-Serve brings teens together for community service
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
Metro Briefs March 24
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...