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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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Belgian’s view of election: Enough already
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the fourth American presidential election cycle that Flemish radio journalist Els Aeyels has covered for VRT, a Belgian public broadcasting company comparable to NPR. But this time, things ...
Metro Briefs October 28
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will hold a luncheon for adults with special needs and the volunteers who help them on Monday, Oct. 31 at noon at Congregation Beth Shalom....
Beth Shalom rolls out plan for future growth
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
While many other Conservative congregations around the country are losing members, or even shutting down, Congregation Beth Shalom, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, has been b...
Local coat drive aims to literally warm hearts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
While recent warmth has some hopeful that winter may never come, others are anticipating the snowy season’s arrival. Over the past few months, Janice Bahary, Maureen Kelly Busis and a group of volu...
Musallam had pulled out of 2014 show with Israelis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
A Palestinian artist who pulled out of a local joint multimedia project with Israeli and American artists in 2014 is now featured in a new Mattress Factory exhibit which runs through 2017. Mohammed...
Campaign brings students and mayor together
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Area children are hoping that their voices carry weight in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. While joining Mayor William Peduto in an online message, 11 students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools part...
Dutch survivor’s diary called an Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. “At Night I Dream of Pea...
Potent potables pump up the parshah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember that Pew study a couple years back that showed that Jewish millennials were eschewing religious activity in droves? Well, a group of 20-somethings and 30-somethings on the South Side of Ch...
Metro Briefs October 21
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial, StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, has partnered with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR station, and the Sena...
Alternative services seek broader communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
For Jews in Pittsburgh tradition is being bridged in seemingly new ways. Throughout the High Holiday season, many individuals and families are turning to alternative services or experiential opport...