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Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
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Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
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Metro Briefs September 25
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
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Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
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More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
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Jewish Federation hails volunteers, celebrates community’s generosity and dedication
Featuring videos highlighting a year of accomplishments and the dedication of volunteers and lay leaders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed hundreds of guests to the JCC in Squir...
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Israeli/Palestinian art show canceled as a consequence of BDS pressure
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 30, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This story has been significantly updated since the original post on May 28.) A local art exhibition that was to be an exercise in progressing beyond the rhetoric of Israeli/Palesti...
In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...
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May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Ben-David brings “Israel – A Study in Irony” to Pittsburgh on May 28 at 7 p.m. in the University of Pittsburgh’s Sennott Square Building, Room 2400, 210 S. Bouquet St. in Oakland. Ben-David is ...
Israeli diplomat holds forum at Adat Shalom
by Ilana Yergin
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A crowd of around 40 people gathered in the Adat Shalom sanctuary on May 18, to listen to Elad Strohmayer, a diplomat for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The evening was relaxed, beginning...
At No. 22 on Schindler’s list, Holocaust survivor Moshe Taube is No. 1 in the hearts of his Chatham audience
by Adam Reinherz
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
On a manicured lawn on Chatham University’s campus quad, students and guests gathered to enjoy kosher cheese and wine. Steps away, an elderly man in a blazing red vest and dark fedora collected his...
New Jewish Delegate Assembly resolutions pack a punch for CRC
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh passed three resolutions last Tuesday providing platforms for future advocacy efforts by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation ...
Project Harmony is a camping dream come true for former Pittsburgh resident
by Andrew Goldstein
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After Hebrew class one day at the University of Chicago, Meg Sullivan and Lexie Tabachnick approached their professor individually, both wanting to find out how they could get involved with Israel....
Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago Maya Rosen, now 20, began wearing tzitzit every day. A mitzvah traditionally observed by men, the donning of a four-cornered fringed garment has become if not widespread, at least n...
Jewish Federation helps make Day of Giving a huge success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed in the Top 10 in terms of money raised during The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2014 Day of Giving campaign held on May 6. The Federation came in at No....