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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Visitors from Karmiel and Misgav attended the Pittsburgh Ballet's “Giselle.”
by Aimee Waeltz PBT photo
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Julia Erickson, who performed during PBT’s Israel tour this past summer, including the Karmiel Dance Festival, met several Israeli visitors from Karmiel a...
JAA program uses ethical wills as blueprints for a lifetime
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
What makes up the story of someone’s life? Facts can be recorded, important dates, careers, hobbies, awards. All of those things matter, of course, and can certainly describe what a person did. But...
Slingshot names J’Burgh one of 50 top innovative Jewish NPOs
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
J’Burgh, Pittsburgh’s social and professional network for Jewish graduate students and young professionals, has received national recognition for its best practices in Jewish communal innovation. T...
Yeshiva Preschool Mommy and Me
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Preschool at Yeshiva started its new Mommy and Me program, held every other Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Contact Yeshiva Schools at 412-422-7300 for more information.
New CRC director Gregg Roman to be community’s liaison, advocate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Gregg Roman found himself on the go in his first weeks as the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s community relations director. He attended a Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network meeting, s...
Jewish, Muslim students want kosher, halal meals
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish and Muslim students are working together to bring both kosher and halal meals to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. “For the past three years, we have been working with the administra...
Hillel JUC to host Kristallnacht program
by Staff and releases
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Orbach, professor emeritus of Jewish studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Clark Muenzer, associate professor of German studies, also at Pitt, will give opening remarks at The Hillel Je...
High Holiday Food Drive nets big gains
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry reported significant contributions from area congregations through this year’s High Holiday Food Drive. According to its electronic newsletter The Pantry has...
Levaur becomes president of WRJ Atlantic District
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Marcia Levaur, a life-long member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, has been inducted as the Women of Reformed Judaism Atlantic District president. The honor came when Rodef Shalom hosted the WRJ Atlan...
Female clergy seek counsel on dealing with child abuse
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1985, after discovering that her three children were being sexually abused by an uncle, Denise instinctively turned to her priest for help and guidance. But he did not know what to do. “He told ...