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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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With Berlusconi tottering, Israel-Italy ties appear safe
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Dogged by sex and corruption scandals, a revolt by former political allies, and WikiLeaks’ revelations that U.S. diplomats consider him “feckless” and a mouthpiece for Russian leader Vladim...
Kevin Spacey gets in touch with his inner Jew in ‘Casino Jack’
by Naomi Pfefferman
The Jewish Journal
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES - Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey lifts his fork from his plate of lox and eggs and jabs it in the air. Tucked away in a back booth at Art’s Deli in Studio City, he recounts ...
Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest. The teen reportedly said he was smoki...
Can Fast Track Dating fill a void in Jewish society here?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a several-year dearth of local programming, Jewish singles finally can look forward to mixing and mingling with each other this month at Fast Track Dating, an event funded by a community ...
Help victims of wildfire in Israel
by Release
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Dec 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As wildfires rage in Northern Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins in mourning the victims of the blaze, sharing concern for those who have been hurt or displaced and pledging ...
Small blazes still burn
by Marcy Oster, JTA
Jerusalem Post reports
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Fire Department Commissioner Friday night said that the source of the Carmel fire has been determined to be a burning trash pile and not arson. Earlier on Friday, Police Insp.-Gen....
Israel signs landmark solar energy agreement with Arava Power
by Ira Moskowitz
The Green Prophet
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arava Power, based in Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel, is blazing the bureaucratic path for solar fields in Israel. Israel reached a milestone last week in its efforts to add a substantial solar ...
40 dead as huge brushfire rages through Carmel Mountains in Israel
by Release
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Follow this breaking news at Haaretz.com.
Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha to mark merger, rabbi’s installation
by Release
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha will celebrate its merger this Shabbat weekend. The weekend will begin with a Shabbat dinner, 7:30 p.m. services. There also will be a Kiddush luncheon, Sat., Dec. 4, follo...
Group supporting ‘exceptional people’ searches for new Jews
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This Thanksgiving, Eileen was thankful for having a job. “Not everyone can have a job,” said Rabbi Eli Seidman. He’s right — and it’s not because of the economy. Eileen is a resident at Allegheny V...