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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
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Metro Briefs June 30
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Chronicle senior staff writer Toby Tabachnick is a first-place winner of a Simon Rockower Award for her story, “American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul,” in the category of ...
Local women honored for health activism
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The race is only 5 kilometers long, but three Jewish women have been running it for 25 years. Eileen Lane, Laurie Moser and Pat Siger, who in 1992 co-founded the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure, were ...
PurePenn creating a buzz in McKeesport
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
PurePenn’s recent approval by the state to grow and process medical marijuana in McKeesport is creating a definite buzz. Just go to PurePenn’s Facebook page. On June 20, just hours after the state ...
Young Arab, Druze winners of technology competition visit Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Rima Ali, 21, is a third-year student at the University of Haifa, with a double major in law and economics. She is an accomplished musician and has six students to whom she is teaching piano. She l...
Emmy-award winning director created documentary for Classrooms Without Borders
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
When Tsipy Gur discovered Emmai Alaquiva, she knew that she had found gold. Alaquiva, an Emmy-award winning multimedia professional, “is extremely creative and someone who I am excited to work with...
Metro Briefs June 23
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Moona, a “Space for Change,” announced the three winners of its startup accelerator program “From Idea to Implementation.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy Middle East Partnership Initi...
Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 9 9 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...