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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 8 8 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Last surviving Bielski brother deflects praise during Pittsburgh visit
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 03, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
As rare as it is to meet a movie star, perhaps less common is the chance to engage the subject of a feature film. However, for residents of Western Pennsylvania, last week provided several opportun...
The message is simple: In a minyan, girls count
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
“Almost a Minyan” is a picture book by Lori S. Kline, a Pittsburgh native currently living in Texas. In the book, an unnamed tween girl’s father regularly attends services in their small town, alwa...
Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
Metro Briefs April 28
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...