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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
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Metro Briefs May 19
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
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Metro Briefs June 7
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Rabbi Jonathan Berkun , son of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Rabbi Emeritus Alvin K. Berkun and Flora Berkun, has been named the incoming president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He wil...
JRS annual meeting to feature donated artwork
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Jewish Residential Services will hold their annual meeting Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson, a public service psychiatrist, will speak on the to...
Local rabbi one of 19 Conservative leaders who met with Obama
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2012 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Amy Greenbaum was leaving the White House last week, after having met with President Barack Obama, she found herself quietly singing the Shema. “At moments when I strongly feel God’s prese...
Corbett reinstates food stamp asset test
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish community’s involvement in the fight against hunger is nothing new. In fact, it likely stems from the biblical idea of gleaning, the practice of not harvesting the edges of a crop so tha...
City Council to mark 45th anniversary of Six-Day War
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Council will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War and re-unification of the city of Jerusalem with a reading and a presentation of a proclamation Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a....
Jewish Pittsburgh studies all night and into the morning to mark Shavuot
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews don’t agree on everything, but many agreed to come together at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center Saturday night, May 26, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Jews of all different denominations we...
Eight over 80 2012 honorees to be feted at Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
An evening of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour is in store for eight local honorees, all over the age of 80, and those assembled to pay them tribute. Sarita Eisner, Bernard Latterman, Susie Wolf, El...
Metro Briefs May 31
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The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will present biologist Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation....
American Jewish hockey star plays for German national team
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Kaufmann is different than most hockey players, especially in Germany where he plays professional hockey. The Plymouth, Minn., native had many family members killed in the Holocaust. Now he pl...
Nelson: Kosher Gospel is ‘taking hallelujah back’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Nelson remembers being served collard greens at his family’s seder table. It’s a far cry from the typical parsley and celery, but probably emblematic of Nelson’s culturally melded upbringing...