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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
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Metro Briefs March 31
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The community is invited to join Beth El Congregation of the South Hills on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at 1900 Cochran Road for a Shabbat experience of music and joy during its new Friday Night Live...
Federation relocation survey yields no real surprises
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The results are in, and there are no surprises. Following two nearly identical relocation-related surveys, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has gathered information regarding its upcomin...
A dynamic duo is turning up the volume on Beechview’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Berkowitz strolls into Brew on Broadway, a coffee shop with an eclectic décor and an eclectic clientele, housed on the main drag of Beechview, a South Hills neighborhood to which most Pittsb...
Big Night gets big voice, stirring story with ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 $1 million winner of “America’s Got Talent,” is not surprised at all that he has achieved fame and fortune. What does surprise him is the way it happened. Murphy,...
Chatham’s new president ready to lead, eager to join community
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Even months before moving here, David Finegold said he already feels indebted to the city. “I owe my last name to Pittsburgh,” said Finegold, Chatham University’s newly named president. In the earl...
Israeli wines find happy home at Market Square restaurant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Uchrinscko swirls the 2014 Flam Blanc in his glass, sniffs its aromas and bouquet and takes a sip. It is a mild March evening, and Uchrinscko is on the patio of Poros, one of the newer restaur...
Israeli writer reads from fiction but is asked about the facts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer Assaf Gavron read from his award-winning novel “The Hilltop” and fielded an array of nonliterary questions during a March 27 visit to Classic Lines Bookstore on Forbes Avenue in Squi...
Metro Briefs March 24
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is co-sponsoring the visit of Assaf Gavron with several departments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. a...
JAA bake sale benefits shooting victims’ family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of community strength and compassion, staff, volunteers and residents of the Jewish Association on Aging held bake sales at Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace on Thursday, March 17 to ...



At AIPAC, candidates pledge firm support of Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With the ironic exception of Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the race for the White House, all viable contenders for president — Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz...