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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
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,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
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...
Jun 21, 2017 | 8 8 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
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...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
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...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Upper St. Clair native laces up for Penguins
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
For Dylan Reese, coming to Pittsburgh was an easy decision. The Upper St. Clair native, a defenseman recently acquired by the Penguins, will have the chance to make the Penguins NHL roster and play...
Breath test could detect cancer, Pittsburgh native, Fulbright Scholar says
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
In the future, Jeffrey Halpern believes catching cancer in its early stages could be as simple as breathing into a tube. He’s so sure of it, in fact, that he plans to spend 20 months in Israel rese...
Metro Briefs July 19
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park  will take place Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be available soon at Murray Avenue Kosher and Creative Silver and Wines (Premier Wine Pittsburgh), o...
Israeli baseball team plays exhibition game against Allderdice
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the start of the baseball game on a muggy Sunday afternoon, a chant of “One, two, three, ’Dice” was heard when the Pittsburgh Allderdice baseball team ran onto the field.  But one of the All...
Cohan to promote vegetarianism among Jews as JVNA director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Cohan will be stepping down from his position as director of community and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to become the first executive director of the Jewis...
Holocaust Center etchings may stay put
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh has moved to its new digs in Oakland, the two wall size etchings outside its old offices may have to stay where they are. When preparations began la...
Boycott measure passes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
A sharply divided Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 333 to 331— with two abstentions — to reject a resolution to divest funds from companies doing business in Israel last Thursday at its 220th bienni...
Metro Briefs July 12
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
A Squirrel Hill teen has raised nearly $7,000 for a philanthropic fund she established on her own to support a host of charities. Blaine Dinkin, 17, daughter of Elliot and Laura Dinkin, who attend ...
Homegrown hechsher serves state’s cottage food businesses
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
West Virginia, a state widely, though undeservedly, known for road kill jokes, has its own hechsher symbol. Relax. That doesn’t mean road kill is kosher in the Mountain State. It does, however, mea...
Jewish Johnstown marks milestone with yearlong program series
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of Jewish communities in small towns across the United States is shrinking  — and has been for many years. As those communities decline and disappear, their histories are also in danger of...