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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Metro Briefs November 25
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Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
Jewish fraternity welcomes Holocaust survivor to campus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
When the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, perceived a silence on their Oakland campus, several young men took action. “Initially I had this thought over the summer....



Election never far from federation assembly
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Justin Katz and Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United King...
Pittsburgh Jews flock together for global day of learning
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
As communities flocked to learning centers around the world, Rabbi Danny Schiff shepherded a small group in Squirrel Hill. With a pack of more than 30 attendees gathered in the Katz Auditorium of t...
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...