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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Allderdice basketball team heads south, thanks to alumni generosity
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Howard Hoffman and Buddy Valinsky both graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. Both men played on its varsity basketball team. Both remain loyal to the program — Valinksy is coach of Allderdi...
Hillel Academy administers lockdown after suspicious suitcase found outside of building
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh administered a 45 minute lockdown today after a suspicious looking suitcase was located on Beacon Street.  The lockdown was called by Kevin Brown, security guard for Hi...
Metro Briefs December 24
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Junior LWO invites all women to “The 5 Love Languages of Children: an Evening of Parenting Inspiration” with guest speaker Goldie Plotkin, who is co-director of the Chabad Center in Markham, Ontari...
Dedicated Ladies’ Auxiliary still in the business of improving lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The organization officially disbanded seven years ago, but the handful of remaining committee members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Jewish Association on Aging are still making an impact in Jewis...
Local basketball talent going to Chile as part of Maccabi USA
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Soccer may be the beautiful game, but basketball has been pretty nice for Danny Hoffman. The Pittsburgh native and University of Maryland graduate is traveling to Santiago, Chile, to represent Macc...
Federation leads ‘amazing’ mission to Argentina
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community recently returned from a week in Argentina touring Buenos Aires, engaging with South America’s largest Jewish community and observing the Iguazu Falls.  T...
In balancing fear and reason, Jewish community must remain alert to terrorism
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Paris. San Bernardino. Harrisburg. That the threat of terrorism continues to spread, and that no community is necessarily immune, bears out in the headlines on an almost daily basis. Ordinary peopl...
Unwavering support
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A local Baptist church has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an ambulance with a price tag of $100,000 for Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical first responders. “We’ve always had...
Baptist church has big plans for its Honor Israel Night
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A local Baptist church has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an ambulance with a price tag of $100,000 for Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical first responders. “We’ve always had...
Hometown hopeful gets his name in lights
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After his first viewing of “Room,” Jesse Shapira thought, “This is pretty darn good,” recalled the Pittsburgh native whose company produced the film.   Turns out a lot of other people think it is p...