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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...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
Globe Briefs April 21
by JTA reports
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Local entrepreneur looking to process medical marijuana
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Gabe Perlow has high hopes for his new company, PurePenn LLC. Perlow, former general counsel at Pittsburgh-based McKnight Realty Partners, is also CEO of PurePenn, a company he formed with the inte...




Caliban’s warehouse is a wild isle of discovery
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Inside the cobalt-blue building on Craig Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is a shop with barrister bookcases and thousands of titles. Beloved by bookworms and bibliophiles, Caliban Books...
Kinky Friedman ‘on the road again’ with stop in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and who is famous for such hit songs as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anym...
‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust
by Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
The acclaimed British portrait photographer Harry Borden spent five years traveling the world photographing Holocaust survivors. In the introduction to “Survivor: a portrait of survivors of the Hol...
Judith Robinson’s ‘Carousel’ gets proper launch at Alphabet City
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
If it’s not every poet’s dream to do a book launch at a venue called Alphabet City, maybe it should be. The new space on Pittsburgh’s North Side for literature and arts programming, established by ...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in the Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Buildi...
AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized with $150,000 grant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort between three local Jewish organizations that coordinates services for senior citizens, will receive a $150,000 grant as the winner of the 2017 Collaborat...