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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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Yom HaShoa programs slated for city, suburbs and region
by Chronicle
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yom Hashoa: Holocaust Remembrance Day programs are planned across the tristate area for the week of April 11. In Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation will present its an...
Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
British lawmakers: Israel ‘buying’ political influence
by JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party. Both used anti-Semitic stereotypes in their statements, reportedly made last week, which...
Legislators propose restoring Shoa education funding to state budget
by By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers from opposite ends of the state are hoping to roll back a budget cut from last year that axed funding for Holocaust education. State Rep. Matt Bradford, a Montgomery Coun...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
JF&CS provides Passover foods to Holocaust survivors
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1997, Sandy Budd has been directing national funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to an ever-shrinking group of Holocaust survivors in Pittsburgh. Budd, who is ...
Diller Teen Fellows in Pittsburgh; build Jewish identity, leadership
by Staff and Releases
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 19 Israeli teens and their four chaperons have wrapped up a week-long Pittsburgh visit as part of the Diller Teen Fellows North American Seminar. The visit was part of the extensive, one...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Discussion on new Jerusalem construction halted
by JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- All discussions over new construction in Jerusalem have been frozen, according to reports. Meetings of the Interior Ministry's Regional Planning and Building Committee have been postpo...