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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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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...
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Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Metro Briefs November 15
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has won the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Sapir Award for Campaign Excellence. The award, which recognizes the Federation’s 2011 Annual Camp...
Highmark to begin coverage for genetic screening in 2013
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Highmark, Inc. will be changing its medical policy in January 2013 to provide insurance coverage for pre-conception genetic tests for Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 18 and 29. Most other large ...
Sherman reflects on JF&CS progress at milestone date
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As Jewish Family & Children’s Service prepares to mark its 75th anniversary, Aryeh Sherman is reflecting on how far the social service agency has come and where it’s going. For Sherman, the JF&CS p...
Jewish camp devoted to wellness to recruit Pittsburgh campers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Cardio hora, Torah yoga, and … healthful knishes? Really. Children and young teens searching for a summer camping experience integrating their Judaism with good nutrition and fitness need look no f...
UPMC Montefiore receives Gold Award at Fifth Annual Fine Awards
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Three local teams were recipients of the fifth annual Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. The awards were presented during a reception at the August Wilson Center for African Americ...
CWB wants to take W.Va. students, teachers to Poland
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story and contains updates throughout.) WHEELING, W.Va. — Scores of teachers and students from across the Pittsburgh area have for years traveled to...
Christian, Jewish leaders dialogue locally despite national rift
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Leaders of various denominations from the Pittsburgh Jewish and Christian communities gathered at Congregation Beth Shalom Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss the ramifications of a letter to Congress ask...
Metro Briefs November 8
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has partnered with North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) and South Hills Interfaith Ministry (SHIM) to create a countywide employment and critical needs service f...
Jewish vote dissipates as new ethnic groups flex muscle
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama’s broad-based coalition of minorities, women and other voting blocs propelled him to second term Tuesday night. But on Wednesday, at least one longtime observer of Jewish voting pat...