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Metro Briefs July 14
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
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Community member to lead University Honors College
Brian Primack was recently named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College. Attaining the deanship, which officially began July ...
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Pittsburgh ‘kid’ receives international award
Four decades after he first directed the sports and recreation program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Lenny Silberman was honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of F...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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Donald Robinson, 91, Pittsburgh community leader
Donald Robinson, a man who kept crossing seas long after being a sailor, died on June 25 in Boca Raton, Fla. The philanthropic communal leader was 91. Gifted with an eye to perceive, Robinson, a li...
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Metro Briefs July 7
Performing Arts campers are “All Shook Up” as they rehearse for upcoming performances of the musical, based on the 1957 hit Elvis Presley song of the same name. “All Shook Up, Jr.” is this year’s p...
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NCJW Pittsburgh’s new leader has full slate already

Cristina Ruggiero is now leading the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section. Since June 19, the Squirrel Hill resident and former University of Pittsburgh administrator has overseen th...
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Aaron Loether, University of Delaware graduate student, dies at 28
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Loether, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh native and Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, died June 20 after a riptide carried him away from shore in Costa Rica, where he was v...
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
FIDF makes heartfelt pitch to gather support in Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jewish women persevere behind the camera
by Michael Fox
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 269 269 recommendations | email to a friend
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 274 274 recommendations | email to a friend
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
Foreign author shares familiar tales of daring and reflection
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Holocaust Center director resigns, takes animal welfare position
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Metro Briefs January 15
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Veteran Jewish bowlers keep on rollin’
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
In Harmarville on Wednesday nights, a group of Jewish men bowl. For many of them, this has been common practice for well over three decades. Mike Samuels started bowling with the group 43 years ago...
Birthright a soul-stirring experience for local youth leader
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Judaism had never played a large role in Mike Feinberg’s life, but after finishing his master’s degree in employment and labor relations, he started doing some soul-searching. He had always loved t...
Metro Briefs January 8
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Emanuel of South Hills has hired Leslie Hoffman as its new executive director. Hoffman fills the position formerly held by Saralouise Reis, who passed away in August. Interim executive direc...