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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
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Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
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Metro Briefs May 19
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
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Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 12
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
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With service in mind, Penn State Hillel students apply tikkun olam in Honduras
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight students from Penn State Hillel traveled to Roatan, Honduras, for a weeklong service learning experience.  The trip, billed as an alternative winter break program, was intended to introduce s...
Community rallies to support young fire victim and her family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly before Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 1, Meira Loring, 5, sustained burns in an accident at her family’s home. Following surgery she remains in stable condition at Mercy Hospital. Since the incide...



For some in Jewish community, it’s what Obama didn’t say that was loud and clear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, while short on policy proposals, focused instead on a review of his administration’s accomplishments during the last seven years. But what ...
Police investigating Squirrel Hill robbery
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A pharmacy in Squirrel Hill was robbed Thursday night, and the perpetrator escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sonya Toler, public information officer for Pittsburgh’s Departme...
The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...
Metro Briefs January 14
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
With more than 400 people in attendance, Judge David N. Wecht was installed as a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at a ceremony held at Duquesne University on Thursday, Jan. 7. Wecht, t...
First-ever forums allow Jewish participation in search for school superintendent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in the history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, forums are being held to garner community input prior to a search for a new superintendent, according to Regina Holley, school bo...
Dedication, inspiration propel Freedman, music director at CDS, to Gordon Award
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Eileen Freedman, music director at Community Day School, received the 2016 Ira and Nanette Gordon Community Professional Achievement Award at a program for community professionals on Jan. 7 at Rode...
Food for Thought initiative underway at Beth El in South Hills
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Two women in the South Hills are fighting hunger and misconceptions. Stacey Reibach and Sheryl Cohen are co-chairing Food For Thought, a social action initiative currently underway at Beth El Congr...
West Bank legal system tough for Palestinians to navigate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
During his 10-month sojourn in Pittsburgh, human rights attorney Nery Ramati is hoping to bring awareness of the disparate treatment of West Bank Israelis and Palestinians to those “who are not con...