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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 23
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will be sending one its largest groups in several years to the JCC Maccabi Games, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Clos...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
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Local studies focus on improving life for seniors
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Depression in older adults can have dire consequences. It can exacerbate physical problems, lead to dementia and ultimately affect the ability of a person to live independently. A local team of res...
Local brothers honored at national competition
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch the Gilboa boys in a video After working on a class tzedaka project as a first-grader at Community Day School, Ari Gilboa was disappointed that his second-grade class had no such project. He ...
JHF grants focus on education, services to underserved
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has announced its approval of eight grants totaling more than $1.4 million to both the Jewish and general communities. The grants include the JHF’s annual $900,000 ...
South Hills native pairs kids with cancer with professional athletes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Sidney Kushner knows a thing or two about providence. The Upper St. Clair native, who is now a senior at Brown University, recalls being on an airplane following his freshman year, telling his fath...
Metro Briefs January 3
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Nichols, a nationally known Jewish performer and songwriter, will return to Rodef Shalom Congregation for his third visit in six months. As the congregation’s artist-in-residence for the 2012-2...
NCJW to open Center for Women with $225,000 JWF seed funding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A future Center for Women, based in Squirrel Hill, is being touted as a critical resource in Jewish Pittsburgh for women in search of tools to achieve “financial and workplace readiness.” The Natio...
Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With some extra time on her hands these days, Pam Ludin tries to volunteer in the community each week. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is making it easy for Ludin to find those opportun...
Carnegie Shul now handicapped accessible; installs custom-designed chairlift
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The members of Ahavath Achim in Carnegie have known for years that their synagogue was not handicapped accessible, but the cost of adapting the 75-year-old building made them cringe. One estimate t...
Metro Briefs December 29
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its annual Melava Malka Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The dinner recognizes Torah scholarship in Jewish Pittsbu...





Frankel: Women lawmakers should take lead on assault weapons ban bill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the Pennsylvania Legislature will take up gun control next year, lawmakers promise, and the Jewish community will join the debate. State Rep. Dan Frankel, who ...