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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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'The Last Chapter' looks at hospice care
by By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Last Chapter,” a one-hour documentary exploring many of the medical, legal, cultural, spiritual and ethical issues concerning end-of-life care, will be presented by the Jewish Healthcare Found...
Talks to bring Moishe House to Pittsburgh on hold despite successes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Levinson, 28, was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned after college to find most of the Jewish friends he grew up with had moved away. That’s not unusual: St. Louis is one...
Former Pittsburgher became ‘Big in China’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Paul is a rock star, playing with his blues band Woodie Alan in front of crowds of thousands, appearing on TV and blaring from radios. So why haven’t you heard of him? Well, because he does it...
Hollywood writer: Pittsburgh could be filmmaking mecca
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As Neil Diamond put it, “L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most of the time, and the feeling is laid-back.” Yeah. And there’s the Pacific Ocean. And great restaurants. And don’t even get started on the s...
Rauh Jewish Archives adds photographs to Historic Pittsburgh
by Release
Jun 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rauh Jewish Archives of the Heinz History Center has added photographs from the Richard E. Rauh Collection to Historic Pittsburgh, an online photo archive, maintained by the University of Pittsburg...
Men’s Clubs launch Scotch boycott here
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ira Unger loves Scotch, but not more than he loves Israel. That’s why, at his daughter’s recent high school graduation party, he chose to serve bourbon over his preferred Scottish single malt. ...
Gilad Shalit film to premiere here, marking fifth year of soldier’s captivity
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The family and friends of Gilad Shalit keep a constant vigil in a structure on the street behind the Jerusalem home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They are in incessant anguish. On J...
Jewish Family & Children's Service receives Kovod Award for website
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh was selected by the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies as the recipient of the coveted annual Kovod Award for excellence in agency...
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $8,000 grant
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry has received a $8,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and allevia...
Let Cuban be Cuban, and look at all the fun we have
by Jonathan Mayo
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Can a gazillionaire really be considered a David to someone else’s Goliath? In this case, yes. It might be difficult to think of Pittsburgh’s own Mark Cuban in the role of the underdog, but that’s ...