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Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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This Jewish Pitt student is competing on “Jeopardy!” Who is …?
“Jewish Pitt Students” is the subject, and here is the clue. Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, this senior at the University of Pittsburgh will appear on “Jeopardy!” Who is Sarah Dubnik? That is correct....
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AIPAC speaker sees ‘bleak’ period of Palestinian violence continuing
Getting people interested in Palestinian politics is a hard sell, observed Grant Rumley, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. In the shad...
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Cruisin’ rabbi leads Jewish community, and others, on the high seas
Alvin Berkun has discovered a couple of “fringe benefits” to being a rabbi. The first, he joked, is his tallis; the second is the opportunity to travel the world on luxury cruise liners. Berkun, ra...
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Yiddish enthusiasts bring their passion to Squirrel Hill
It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but 20-somethings David Andrews, a secular Jewish software engineer with a penchant for Yiddish culture, and Levi Pekar, a Lebovitch psychologist who grew ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocate’s campaign on plight of Muslim women comes to Pittsburgh
There are a lot of people who do not want to hear what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to say about growing up as a female Muslim in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. In 2014, Brandeis University silenced her v...
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Joint celebration forges connection between Jewish, Muslim ‘sisters’
The feminists who are members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Women’s Center are in many ways different from the women of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, who tend toward the traditional. But by joining to...
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Local poet’s intimate collection speaks to the Jewish soul
Anyone questioning the relevance of poetry in the 21st century could do herself a favor by checking out Rachel Mennies’ very intimate collection, “The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards,” a finalist...
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'When Moms Go Bad'
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh actress Debra Gordon has a few things in common with Nadia Cavner, the real-life stalker mom whom she portrays in an upcoming television episode of “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.” They are...
Jewish Pittsburgher lands role as horrific mom in cable series
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh actress Debra Gordon has a few things in common with Nadia Cavner, the real-life stalker mom whom she portrays in an upcoming television episode of “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.” They are...
You down with RBG? Highlights from the new biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Erica Brody, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder what the perfect pop-culture storm looks like? Hurricane Ruth — as in Bader Ginsburg — was brewing among millennials, feminists and across social media platforms before it made landfall...
Metro Briefs November 19
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of the South Hills will host its annual Chanukah toy drive for hospitalized and underprivileged children. New unwrapped toys including puzzles, board games, art supplies, Legos, Duplos, doll...
For this bacon lover, the story has a satisfying ending
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
At the age of 17, Avi Avishai, who was raised in a secular home, decided to keep kosher. But by the time he was 27, he was “really craving bacon,” he said. Kosher beef fry didn’t do the trick. Thos...
A night never to forget: shattered glass, broken hearts and rebuilt lives
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Werner Cohen was a young man with a promising future. He had a good position as a chemist in a successful, Jewish-owned paint company. He was single, good looking and came from a well-to-do Jewish ...
Innovative Pittsburgh cardiologist was a throwback
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite his innovation, Seymoure Krause is best remembered as traditional. Both to family and colleagues, the venerated cardiologist was a throwback. “He was one of those old-time doctors,” said hi...
Saint Vincent College honors Father, uh, Rabbi Edelstein with Chair of Catholic/Jewish Dialogue
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jason Edelstein’s students at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe had a hard time figuring out what to call him when he first started teaching there in 1968. “They called me Father Edelstein,” h...
Israeli professor describes autonomy in antiquity, locally controlled synagogues
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On a cool Sunday evening in November, nearly 75 people gathered at a historic synagogue in Shadyside to learn about ancient synagogues in Israel. The event, which was a collaboration among Classroo...
Global Day of Jewish Learning link community and pride
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
That the Jewish people are stronger when their separate groups unite for a common cause was proved Sunday night as adults from throughout the South Hills joined together as students during the Glob...