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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Metro Briefs March 10
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha i s hosting “A Need for a Special Shabbat” on Saturday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. at 5898 Wilkins Ave. This service, which is open to all, celebrates the members of the special...
At 101 and 99, ‘the best is yet to come’ in this loving relationship
by By Jack Markowitz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
He’s 101, she is 99 going on 100 – and they’ve been dating for 11 years. How’s that for the enduring spirit of romance? Susan Lindenbaum and Ellis Gusky are native Pittsburghers who attended the sa...
Posner family continues tradition of giving with $5M gift to CMU
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Posner family of Pittsburgh recently gave $5 million to Carnegie Mellon University. The gift, made in memory of Helen and Henry Posner Jr., will create at least five undergraduate scholarships ...
Change in defense helps JCC win GPIBL championship
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
With concentrated ball movement and a midgame defensive realignment, the Jewish Community Center defeated Urban Pathways, 63-43, in the Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League championship...



Model UN program ‘diplomatically’ challenges Hillel students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Leah Joshowitz, a junior at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, has been spending months preparing to defend the human rights record of Sudan. Not that Joshowitz is a proponent of civilian murders or sex...
J-Serve serves its purpose
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, March 6, 293 Jewish teenagers volunteered at 16 sites around the city as part of J-Serve: International Day of Youth Service. The program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in Pittsb...
Public Theater’s ‘Disgraced’ exposes fallout of cultural denial
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Choosing to stage a production of “Disgraced,” Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an assimilated Pakistani-American attorney who disavows his Muslim roots yet cannot seem to shake thei...
Metro Briefs March 3
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
New Light Congregation will present “The Last 20 Years of Israeli Politics” with educator Avi Ben-Hur, visiting from Israel courtesy of Classrooms Without Borders, on Friday, March 4 following serv...
‘Here One Day’ connects audience with struggles of mental illness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“Here One Day,” Jewish filmmaker Kathy Leichter’s documentary about her mother’s mental illness, and the ripple effects of her suicide on her family, begins with Leichter responding to her young so...
Repurposed classics inspire at Shlock Rock’s local show
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Like that bottle of Bordeaux in your basement, Shlock Rock keeps getting better with age. The Jewish rock band and its now middle-aged members performed Feb. 24 at Shaare Torah Congregation in Squi...