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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
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FIDF makes heartfelt pitch to gather support in Pittsburgh
Seeking to expand its reach to the Steel City, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) brought its message of aiding Israeli soldiers and veterans to a 30-strong group in Squirrel Hill last wee...
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Foreign author shares familiar tales of daring and reflection
In a decorated home nestled between Squirrel Hill and Oakland, 20 people gathered to hear Howard Goldenberg, an Australian doctor, author and marathoner, share familial anecdotes alongside excerpts...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Center director resigns, takes animal welfare position
Joy Braunstein is pursuing greener pastures. Within days, Braunstein will officially resign as director of the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and become executive d...
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Metro Briefs January 15
Ronna Harris Askin is the new executive director of the Jewish Assistance Fund. She replaces retiring executive director Ellen Primis, who shaped the organization as its first executive director. P...
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Keystone Mountain Region holds benefit at Green Oaks
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO will host a benefit evening to support its programs, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Oaks Country Club in Verona. The evening will celebrate and showcas...
Jewish groups back health care act; others reserve opinion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
While recently among a crowd in New England, Lori Weinstein found that half the people in the room did not have health insurance because their employers did not provide it. “People are not getting ...
‘Kaddish’ a strong, sensitive look at unlikely friends
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Berlin is an ironic setting for a movie about the conflict between Jews and Arabs brought down to a personal level. But, as we see in “Kaddish for a Friend,” one of the last movies to be screened i...
Metro Briefs March 29
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Joel Rubin , director of policy and government affairs at the Ploughshares Fund in Washington, D.C., and a regular political columnist for the Chronicle, will be a brunch speaker for the Beth El Me...
Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition
by Ronen Shnidman
JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier t...
The top kosher wines of 2012
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to the life of a kosher wine taster. In the New York City offices of The Jewish Week , in late January and early February, eight wine connoisseurs made their way through 242 bottles of kosh...
Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
by Staff and releases
Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...
Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
NCJW appoints new executive director
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section has appointed Mindy Schwartz-Hedges as its new executive director. “We are at a pivotal time in the history of women,” Schwartz-Hedges said in a...
Metro Briefs
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Shefa Gold, a Jewish Renewal Leader , author and recording artist, will conduct a weekend of chanting workshops and services in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 1. “Liberation & Love,” as the week...