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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
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ReelAbilities Film Festival features insights of unlimited ability
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A film festival of exceptional ability is in store for Pittsburghers. Between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2, the fourth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place at Rodef Shalom Congregation. As in p...
A tale of Alzheimer’s told in 21 voices
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how he came up with the title “21Voices,” documentary film director Tom Kurlander hearkens back about two years, to the day he received the type of phone call that anyone with an aging p...
PTS program offers chance for respectful dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Guests of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary found an orderly way to handle conflict. Last week, representatives from various religious faiths participated in a program titled, “The Place Where We...
Homeless fed PB&J courtesy of revived JHP at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
In the spirit of the High Holidays, a group of University of Pittsburgh students provided a measure of comfort to the local homeless population by distributing 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiche...
Talmud class at Rodef Shalom offers modern lessons
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep inside Pittsburgh’s most historic synagogue, participants leaned over pages of classical teachings as their teacher stood above. Aided by texts, treats and coffee the students delved into the ...
Pittsburgh player going to Israel to represent USA at ‘Jewish Olympics’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jackson Blaufeld, 16, will have a lot of representing to do when he travels to Israel next summer. Not only is the Pittsburgh Allderdice sophomore the only member of Maccabi USA’s basketball team f...
Roslyn Litman, ACLU ‘stalwart,’ leaves lasting legacy
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Roslyn “Roz” M. Litman was physically petite, but “pound for pound and inch by inch, she was the most formidable defender of civil liberties this country has ever known,” according to her longtime ...
Metro Briefs October 14
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society’s next free meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Holly Hippensteel, assistant dean of Stude...
Tax-exempt nonprofits must be mum when it comes to choosing between candidates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Although this holiday season happens to coincide with one of the most divisive election seasons in recent history, congregational worshippers should not expect to hear their rabbis taking sides fro...
Metro Briefs October 7
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Rebuild-U, Penn State’s first hands-on Jewish service group, launches the first annual Nadav Ezra Day of Giving on Sunday, Oct. 16, which will be a day dedicated to providing direct community servi...