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Program explores questions of communal relationships
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
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Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
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Carmela Turi and a mysterious photograph
Mystery and documentary compounded one night at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Seated among those gathered in Levy Hall for Sisterhood Movie Night on Dec. 11 was Carmela Turi, a Greenfield...
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From Young Judaea to business innovator, Selkowitz helps community be Srvd
What happens when a Jewish youth director turned bar manager joins forces with a creative entrepreneur with a background in business analytics? In this case, the answer is Srvd, an app that just ma...
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Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
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Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
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Metro Briefs January 13
The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
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Metro Briefs January 6
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
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Menorah madness
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
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Visiting MKs get a taste of Pittsburgh — Terrible Towels and all
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
With a Terrible Towel in hand, five Knesset members visited Pittsburgh in order to better grasp diaspora Jewish life. The group, which included Merav Ben Ari and Yifat Shasha-Biton of the Kulanu pa...
Plenty of friends on hand for Friendship Circle grand opening
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friendship Circle counted plenty of friends among the crowd that had gathered Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of the organization’s new facilities in the heart of Squirrel Hill. Located a...
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, rabbi are parting ways
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Chuck Diamond will be leaving his position as spiritual leader of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation next summer, pursuant to an agreement recently negotiated by attorneys for the rabbi an...
Why Tel Aviv is so crazy about dogs
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected. At Tel Aviv’s first official dog festival last month, hundreds of dogs took over ...
Opioid addiction moves out of the shadows, even as it spreads like wildfire
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Charlene was planning for her 27-year-old son to attend the opioid addiction town hall meeting, but he didn’t make it. Addicted to opioids since 2011, but sober for the last six months, the son rel...
Metro Briefs September 9
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Temple Sinai will hold an Open House and Sinai at 70 Shabbat Service on Friday, Sept. 9. The Open House begins at 6 p.m. and the service and special oneg at 7 p.m. For more information on Sinai at ...
Congregations, JAA examine occupying one site
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation and the Jewish Association on Aging are exploring the possibility of creating senior housing for the community, as well as a new synagogue space, on the congre...
Educational programs, initiatives bring welcome changes
by Masha Sholler and Adam Reinherz
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent sound of school bells signal summer’s end. But seasonal demise is no reason for sadness, as a swath of new programs are promising optimal educational experiences for Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...
Jewish community celebrates year of accomplishments
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Community members from all corners of Jewish Pittsburgh gathered last week for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual meeting to celebrate its accomplishments, honor some of its most ...
Editors of book about Jewish women hope it inspires more stories
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
A new book is telling old stories with the intent to spawn fresh work. “Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women” relates 21 brief biographies of local Jewish women spanning ...