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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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Metro Briefs December 30
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a one-time public viewing of the film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. This film is set in 1957 Germany and is about Jewish...
Pitt lecturer on team to excavate site in Galilee
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ben Gordon headed off to Israel following college, he thought he was destined to become a rabbi. He enrolled in the Conservative movement’s yeshiva and studied for two years, but after he answ...
Steven Fienberg, illustrious statistician who set a standard for scholarship, passes away
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Fienberg, a statistician whose fascination with figures and other data enabled him to travel the world keynoting conferences and collaborating with other scholars, died in his sleep Wednesda...
Rabbi Mark Mahler, after almost four decades at Temple Emanuel, announces retirement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a large and vivid oil painting displayed on a wall in the rabbi’s study at Temple Emanuel of South Hills. The painting depicts a man standing by a window, wrapped in tallis and tefillin, a...
Rally for Unity held to counter hate incidents in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to several recent identity-based hate-related incidents in Mt. Lebanon, state Rep. Dan Miller (D-District 42) organized a Unity Rally last Sunday to bring the community together to cele...
Super Sunday brings in new callers for old mission
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
In a wireless world in which the concept of connection is changing, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is employing the tried-and-true phonathon as part of its march into the future. “A fo...
Jewish prisoners at Belmont denied religious rights, according to inmate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish inmate serving time at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, has accused the facility’s lead chaplain of several acts of religious discrimination, including the denial...
More parties than candles this Chanukah
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the month of December, the city and surrounding areas are boasting numerous events celebrating the Jewish festival of lights. On Sunday, Dec. 11, PJ Library invited participants to decor...
Metro Briefs December 23
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Rosenthal , former president of the Taylor Allderdice Alumni Association, was arrested and arraigned Friday, Dec. 16 on charges of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. District Jud...
Opioid abuse tackled by technology
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Technological solutions to the opioid epidemic was the subject of a Jewish Healthcare Foundation program earlier this month, introducing three high-tech concepts in battling abuse and overdose. A p...