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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
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Area foundation will award $1K grants to first-time Jewish campers
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Pittsburghers, attending a Jewish overnight camp for the first time, are eligible to receive a one-time $1,000 grant to help cover their tuition. The grants are made possible by the Papernick...
Local woman made extreme decisions following genetic testing results
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Kathy Pattak did not have ovarian or breast cancer. Nevertheless, in 1999, she opted to have a hysterectomy, and in 2005, she underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy, as well. Pattak chose to ha...
The gift of meaning
by Masada Siegel
JointMedia News Service
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Every few months, we find ourselves behind the newest gadget. That s why gifts of technology are a huge hit for b'nai mitzvah gifts. But while those gifts are useful and fun, perhaps the best gifts...
Change in leadership at JAA
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging has hired Deborah Winn-Horvitz as its new president and chief executive officer, replacing David Gritzer, who will assume the position of the organization’s chief op...
National Jewish museum takes rightful place  
by Beth Kissileff
JNS
Dec 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — “We moved from the 50-yard line to the owner’s box,” says Jay Nachman, the public relations director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, quoting the late museum board ...
Incubator project supports tech group for 20-something Jewish entrepreneurs
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Sophia Berman and Ariella Furman know a little something about start-ups. Furman, after all, is the CEO of her own start-up company in Pittsburgh, Framed in 3D, which produces animated training and...
Past ARZA president, wife warn threats to Israeli pluralism  
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Reform Judaism is on the rise in Israel, Rabbi Stanley and Resa Davids said. They should know. Jerusalem residents for seven years, he is the immediate past president of the Association of Reform Z...
Transgender Jews seek wider acceptance, understanding
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Transgender and transsexual Jews face significant challenges in gaining acceptance from the Jewish community and in navigating through life in general.   Wheeling, W.Va., native and author Noach Dz...
Deaf Jewish artist makes exquisite Judaica
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Sharon Jo Serbin is a wood carver, sculptor, mosaic artist and muralist. She wrote a children’s book, entertains at birthday parties, models in the nude for art classes, is a trained masseuse, and ...
Local universities approach hate speech in different ways
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Incidents such as the one at Kent State University, in which a tenured professor shouted “death to Israel” during a lecture by a former Israeli diplomat, are rare, if not unheard of, in Pittsburgh....