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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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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...
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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 | 2 2 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A video showing college students educated in Pennsylvania who know virtually nothing about the Shoa is piquing new interest in efforts to make Holocaust education mandatory in the statewide public ...
'A Shot to Save the World'
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Smithsonian Channel will feature the broadcast premier of “A Shot to Save the World,” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.; it will also be shown Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The fi...
Terrorism expert to speak at University of Pittsburgh
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Avi Jorisch, an expert in terrorism and illicit finance, will speak to University of Pittsburgh students on topics ranging from terrorism financing, Iran, Syria and other relevant matters in the Mi...
American friends launch first kosher tour of Cuba
by Barbara Lewis, JNS.org
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community. Now two Jewish women, separated by a generation in age and more than 760 miles in physical location, have becom...
Engaging Jewish families
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Online publisher eJewish Philanthropy was launched in 2007 as an online publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community, according to the overview on th...
Federation, Rodef Shalom finish in top 10 in Day of Giving
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish nonprofits placed in the top 10 in terms of dollars raised in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2013 Day of Giving campaign. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed fourth in terms ...
TOL-OLS decides to keep religious school under its own roof
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer With enrollment down to 37 students spread throughout the eight grades of its religious school, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation was in a quandary last summer. ...
IllumiNER calling for menorah stories for Chanukah community event
by Staff and releases
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning is calling people from the community to enter their family menorah stories in a contest for the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event at the Heinz History Center in the S...
Brooklyn author’s first novel studies flawed relationships in literary scene
by Morton I. Teicher, For the Chronicle
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, scholarly critic and journalist Evan Hughes wrote “Literary Brooklyn,” an excellent study of writers in Brooklyn, beginning with Walt Whitman and concluding with an account of Brooklyn t...
Metro Briefs October 17
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will dedicate the Nathan and Hilda Katzen Center for Jewish Learning at Shabbat services Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. A special oneg will follow services in honor of Sally Katzen Dyk for...