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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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Nu? What’s a Jewish Bistro?
by By Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The walls are a soothing, rich blue, accompanied by lots of wood, bright lights and a large storefront window with seating. The open kitchen is spotless and seems to glow from the bright lights. Th...
Jewish teens testify to seeing new moon on Rosh Chodesh
by Staff and Releases
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozen of Jews, teens and adults ushered in the Hebrew month of Kislev, Sunday evening, Nov. 3, by participating in Rosh Chodesh Under the Stars at J&R Day Camp in Monroeville. The program, which is...
Metro Briefs November 7
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Rabbi Jeff Salkin will be in Pittsburgh this weekend for the Kaplan Institute on Jewish Ethics Series as the scholar in residence at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Salkin will be participating in Frida...
Israeli envoy seeks business contacts locally for life sciences
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli economic minister to North America met with Allegheny County business and political leaders last week to identify business opportunities here for the Jewish state. Specifically, Nili Sh...
Nira Lion resigns as J-SITE’s Hebrew department director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After serving as the director of the Hebrew department at J-SITE and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years, Nira Lion has resigned. Lion will, however, continue to work at the school...
Powell: Middle East needs wealth, energy education — not wars and violence
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Colin Powell will never forget that diplomatic conference in Egypt when, during a formal dinner, he was seated next to the foreign minister from Iran. The U.S. secretary of state and Iran’s top dip...
Yossi Klein Halevi to speak at Temple Sinai
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and a widely respected authority on Israeli affairs, is coming to Pittsburgh for an appearance at Temple Sinai, Sund...
Holocaust sculpture dedication draws large crowd
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of people gathered outside Community Day School on a crisp, bright fall day Sunday for the dedication of the Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt Keeping Tabs: A Holocaust Sculpture. The sculpture is t...
Evan is a farmer-turned-philosopher looking for the right mate
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m pretty sure that Evan is the only Jew I have ever met who actually grew up on a farm. In Ligonier. Really. “It’s not exactly an incredibly Jewish thing to do,” he acknowledges. But somehow, thi...
Tobe chosen for national leadership training program  
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott E. Tobe, a Pittsburgh area young Federation leader, is one of 10 individuals nationwide selected to participate in the Frank Family Institute Young Leadership Program, an initiative of the na...