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Reform leader describes his fervor for teaching, learning and the right balance
The future belongs to the young, they say, and the man tasked with guiding tomorrow’s Reform leaders kept that truism in mind during his recent visit to Pittsburgh. “Our job is not to define the ri...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg is off and running as AJL’s interim executive director
Arthur L. Goldberg recently accepted the position of interim executive director of the Agency for Jewish Learning, satisfying the agency’s desire for a professional to run the educational organizat...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NGO speakers here push for Iran deal
Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” betwee...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pressure’s on for rabbis to deliver THE sermon
As congregational attendance swells during the High Holiday season, a rabbi preparing a sermon might feel there is a lot at stake — maybe even a bit of pressure to make the sermon particularly good...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerri Kay devoted life to family, local network of causes
Gerri Kay, a lifelong champion of Pittsburgh’s underserved who was known for her creativity and undeterrable commitment to the many causes and people for which she advocated, passed away Monday mor...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...
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May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Ben-David brings “Israel – A Study in Irony” to Pittsburgh on May 28 at 7 p.m. in the University of Pittsburgh’s Sennott Square Building, Room 2400, 210 S. Bouquet St. in Oakland. Ben-David is ...
Israeli diplomat holds forum at Adat Shalom
by Ilana Yergin
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A crowd of around 40 people gathered in the Adat Shalom sanctuary on May 18, to listen to Elad Strohmayer, a diplomat for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The evening was relaxed, beginning...
At No. 22 on Schindler’s list, Holocaust survivor Moshe Taube is No. 1 in the hearts of his Chatham audience
by Adam Reinherz
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
On a manicured lawn on Chatham University’s campus quad, students and guests gathered to enjoy kosher cheese and wine. Steps away, an elderly man in a blazing red vest and dark fedora collected his...
New Jewish Delegate Assembly resolutions pack a punch for CRC
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh passed three resolutions last Tuesday providing platforms for future advocacy efforts by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation ...
Project Harmony is a camping dream come true for former Pittsburgh resident
by Andrew Goldstein
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After Hebrew class one day at the University of Chicago, Meg Sullivan and Lexie Tabachnick approached their professor individually, both wanting to find out how they could get involved with Israel....
Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago Maya Rosen, now 20, began wearing tzitzit every day. A mitzvah traditionally observed by men, the donning of a four-cornered fringed garment has become if not widespread, at least n...
Jewish Federation helps make Day of Giving a huge success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed in the Top 10 in terms of money raised during The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2014 Day of Giving campaign held on May 6. The Federation came in at No....
Metro Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Leah Vincent will discuss her memoir, “Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood,” at the Carnegie Library of Squirrel Hill on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m....