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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The top kosher wines of 2012
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to the life of a kosher wine taster. In the New York City offices of The Jewish Week , in late January and early February, eight wine connoisseurs made their way through 242 bottles of kosh...
Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
by Staff and releases
Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...
Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
NCJW appoints new executive director
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section has appointed Mindy Schwartz-Hedges as its new executive director. “We are at a pivotal time in the history of women,” Schwartz-Hedges said in a...
Metro Briefs
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Shefa Gold, a Jewish Renewal Leader , author and recording artist, will conduct a weekend of chanting workshops and services in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 1. “Liberation & Love,” as the week...
Pittsburgh Jewish community represented at funeral for victims of Toulouse shooting
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey H. Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, represented the Pittsburgh community at the funeral in Israel for the victims of the Toulouse shooting, acc...
Schwartz hopes to find more women to run for Congress
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to getting women into politics, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz believes Pennsylvania has a long way to go. It is one of 24 states never to have a woman as governor. It currently has no wo...
JCC to hold 18th Annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Mar 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 18th annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for all ages Sunday, March 25. Adults will play from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; youth from...
Hundreds have a share in newest Kollel Torah
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Kagan said the newest Torah to soon serve the Kollel Jewish Learning Center was commissioned much the same way a synagogue is — one piece at a time. Rather than ask one well-to do-famil...
Judaism without God?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miriam Jerris does not believe in God. So when she kindles the candles on Shabbat, she does not say the traditional blessing. Instead, she recites words evoking the symbolism of light, words ...