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Cheryl Klein’s journey to rabbi: ‘It’s never too late’
Cheryl Klein took “a more circuitous path” to rabbinic ordination than your typical rabbi. Klein, 59, who has been the lay cantor at Congregation Dor Hadash since 1986, has been involved with many ...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 23
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s SteelTree Fund will give three organizations a total of $13,875 in fourth-round 2015–16 funding: Community Day School (CDS), the Friendship Circle and Chab...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
The Streit’s Matzo story comes to the silver screen
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” is far more than a Jewish Horatio Alger story. It is that, of course — the film documents the story of an immigrant baker who came to the United States and ...
Hard work continues to push Dylan Reese’s NHL goal
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Some kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some kids live that dream — case in point, Dylan Reese. The 31-year-old Upper St. Clair native is a 6-foot, 205-pound ice hockey defenseman for t...
Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
Jewish campaign workers connect with candidates, campaigns, communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This cycle’s overexposure of presidential candidates has fostered innate familiarity with the remaining choices. Less apparent to many voters are myriad volunteers supporting each campaign. Jewish ...