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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Local events and resources promote hospice and palliative care
by Release
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
November 2011 is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the leadership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is encouraging citizens to increase their understanding and a...
Circuitous route to conversion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how she is, Ahuvah Gray answers in the manner common among Orthodox Jews: “Baruch Hashem.” But there is nothing common about this 65-year-old resident of Bayit Vegan, a Haredi (ultra-Ort...
In Israel, mixed media artist explores how ‘a space becomes a place’
by Rachel Marder
JointMedia News Service
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Traveling to Israel for the second time made quite an impression on artist Suki Chan, a 34-year-old Hong Kong native who was raised in London and now lives there. This time around, Chan — who combi...
Senior citizens question not simple
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 86, Anna Ruben decided on her own to move to Riverview Towers after living for 40 years in Florida. After being widowed for 15 years, she decided it was time to come back to her hometown of ...
New local business in kosher wines sales
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
No one has to tell Adar Ben-Lapid and Michael Greathouse about tough times. They are, after all, starting a new business in Pittsburgh — a kosher wine import concern called Premier Wine Imports — a...
BB gun attack damages Wander campaign HQ
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Two windows were smashed Tuesday at the campaign headquarters of Josh Wander (R), candidate for Pittsburgh City Council. Police have not yet determined who committed the act of vandalism at the off...
Improving your body, mind: Jewish olympians weigh in
by Masada Siegel/JointMedia News Service
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg opened a swim academy at the Westside Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles to teach kids about safety—not to turn them into career athletes. “We ...
‘I have a nice boy (girl) for you’ Website lets Jewish moms set up their single kids
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexandra’s 28-year-old daughter, Alina, did not have trouble meeting eligible men to date; she was just having trouble finding the right one, her beshert. So, as Jewish mothers have been doing for...
Squirrel Hill corner, residents honored
by Jessica Svec
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A popular city intersection has earned the title of Squirrel Hill Treasure. The corner of Forbes and Murray avenues was honored this past Thursday, Oct. 6, as a neighborhood gem, marking the beginn...
Creating a sukka
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend