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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kater promotes healthy living while eschewing anti-obesity drives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-obesity campaigns are counterproductive, according to Kathy Kater, a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders. She thinks the focus should be on good health, not on size. Kater, who wi...
Temple Ohav Shalom hires new rabbi — Bryna Milkow of New Hampshire
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
After an almost yearlong search, Temple Ohav Shalom has hired a new permanent spiritual leader. Rabbi Bryna Milkow will officially start on July 15, serving the Allison Park congregation of 176 fam...
Forward editor, panel parse lessons learned from FSU
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Against the backdrop of Russia’s interference in Crimea’s pending separation from Ukraine and word of anti-Semitic acts on the rise in the region, Gal Beckerman, the opinion editor of The Jewish Da...
Five-part ‘Story of the Jews’ premieres on PBS
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s impossible to tell the story of the Jews in five hours, but Simon Schama comes pretty close. Schama, a British historian, documentarian and contributing editor to the Financial Times, is the h...
From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Metro Briefs March 13
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wired $25,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to provide immediate assistance to the Ukrainian Jewish community. The amount represents ...
Pittsburgh sends large group to AIPAC policy conference
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Not surprisingly, much of the recent 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference held in Washington, D.C., was centered on the nuclear threat to Israel and the rest of the world from Iran, David Ainsman said. “AI...
Bulletproof Stockings performing in Pittsburgh
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Bulletproof Stockings , the Hasidic women alternative rock band, will perform at Chatham University's Eddy Theatre, Saturday, March 22. In addition to the performance, a documentary will be shown. ...
Gene screening for preventable diseases
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Get Screened! for 19 Preventable Jewish Genetic Diseases Date: Sunday March 23 Time: 1 to 4:00 p.m. Place: JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave.
Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit East End Cooperative
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will sponsor the Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit the East End Cooperative ministries, Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m., at the synagogue, 4905 Fifth A...