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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Delivering hope: Two rabbinical students make the most of their prison road trip
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaakov Yehudah Raskin, 20, and Tani Rapoport, 21, had some free time this summer. They decided to spend it in prison. The two rabbinical students had a few weeks open before starting their final ye...
At long last, calming waters come to Temple Ohav Shalom with three new hires
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s hard enough for a congregation to transition after its rabbi leaves. Add to that the departure of a youth advisor/music director and a mandate to hire a new full-time religious school director...
At 40 years, PPT’s birthday gift to itself is ‘The Glass Menagerie’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a “memory play,” a term coined by the playwright himself. “Memory,” Williams wrote in the script describing the first scene, “is seated predominantly in...
Sophie Masloff: ‘She was the conscience of our city’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Sophie Masloff would often open an appearance with the greeting: “It’s great to be here. But at my age, it’s great to be anywhere.” That was typical Masloff, an unassuming, self-deprecating J...
Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
Metro Briefs August 7
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...