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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coming Up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
May 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Jewish Woman’s Beauty: Skin to Soul Deep,” an evening of socializing and inspiration for women, will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mount...
Torah created for Army chaplains goes overseas
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Soldiers aren’t exactly used to luxury on the battlefield, but now there’s one thing they won’t do without: a Torah. The first Torah created by Torahs for Our Troops, a project of the Jewish Welfar...
PAJC Community Impact Award will be presented to Arthur J. Rooney II
by Release
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will present its 2010 Community Impact Award to Arthur J. Rooney II, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. at the East Club Lounge, Heinz...
Jury returns mixed verdict in local funeral home case
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The jury in a federal wrongful termination case filed against Burton Hirsch Funeral Home and its owner, Alderwoods Groups, delivered a mixed verdict last Friday, but...
Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite 30 years in the Senate, during which he built a substantial pro-Israel record, outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter saw his support erode in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in neighborhoods in and...
Food Pantry partners with local farmer for fresh produce
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry is taking the “think globally, eat locally” saying very seriously. The pantry announced last week that it has an arrangement with a Tarentum area farmer to plant fruit...
Jewish kickball team leads to engagement
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Meredith Gettys’ next step into adulthood started with a game from childhood. The 28-year-old Greenfield resident met her fiancé, David Brown, 33, while playing kickball with Shalom Pittsburgh’s te...
Staying up to study with Pittsburgh’s Jews has its rewards
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 20, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
What do cheesecake, coffee and Torah study have in common? Ordinarily nothing, but on erev Shavuot (the eve of the holiday of Shavuot) all three play an intricate rule in observing what might be th...
Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...
Major powers agree on Iran sanctions
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a sanctions package against Iran. The agreement by the major powers on "strong" Iran sanctions comes partly in...