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Program explores questions of communal relationships
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
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Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
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Carmela Turi and a mysterious photograph
Mystery and documentary compounded one night at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Seated among those gathered in Levy Hall for Sisterhood Movie Night on Dec. 11 was Carmela Turi, a Greenfield...
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From Young Judaea to business innovator, Selkowitz helps community be Srvd
What happens when a Jewish youth director turned bar manager joins forces with a creative entrepreneur with a background in business analytics? In this case, the answer is Srvd, an app that just ma...
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Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
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Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
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Metro Briefs January 13
The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
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Metro Briefs January 6
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
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Menorah madness
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
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Holocaust play, ‘Letters to Sala,’ to reach thousands of area students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child and young adult, Ann Kirschner knew almost nothing of her mother’s background — only that she was born in Poland, and that she was a Holocaust survivor. For 50 years, her mother, Sala Ga...
ReelAbilities Film Festival features insights of unlimited ability
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
A film festival of exceptional ability is in store for Pittsburghers. Between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2, the fourth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place at Rodef Shalom Congregation. As in p...
A tale of Alzheimer’s told in 21 voices
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how he came up with the title “21Voices,” documentary film director Tom Kurlander hearkens back about two years, to the day he received the type of phone call that anyone with an aging p...
PTS program offers chance for respectful dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Guests of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary found an orderly way to handle conflict. Last week, representatives from various religious faiths participated in a program titled, “The Place Where We...
Homeless fed PB&J courtesy of revived JHP at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
In the spirit of the High Holidays, a group of University of Pittsburgh students provided a measure of comfort to the local homeless population by distributing 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiche...
Talmud class at Rodef Shalom offers modern lessons
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep inside Pittsburgh’s most historic synagogue, participants leaned over pages of classical teachings as their teacher stood above. Aided by texts, treats and coffee the students delved into the ...
Pittsburgh player going to Israel to represent USA at ‘Jewish Olympics’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Jackson Blaufeld, 16, will have a lot of representing to do when he travels to Israel next summer. Not only is the Pittsburgh Allderdice sophomore the only member of Maccabi USA’s basketball team f...
Roslyn Litman, ACLU ‘stalwart,’ leaves lasting legacy
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Roslyn “Roz” M. Litman was physically petite, but “pound for pound and inch by inch, she was the most formidable defender of civil liberties this country has ever known,” according to her longtime ...
Metro Briefs October 14
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society’s next free meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Holly Hippensteel, assistant dean of Stude...
Tax-exempt nonprofits must be mum when it comes to choosing between candidates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Although this holiday season happens to coincide with one of the most divisive election seasons in recent history, congregational worshippers should not expect to hear their rabbis taking sides fro...