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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Birthright launches follow-up initiative for young Israel travelers
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Every year, thousands of young Jews take Birthright trips to Israel to experience the Holy Land firsthand.  The quest can be an awakening or strengthening of religious and cultural identity. But af...
Metro Briefs August 8
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Rabbi Steve Gutow , president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), will present a lecture Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh...
Cohen transfers business skills to grow Hillel on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
We have all heard the stories: savvy business people who make a fortune in the commercial world, then kick back, take an early retirement, and shift to a life of leisure sipping Mai Tais on a priva...
Local couple wins $10,000 in national contest
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It is a month of dreams coming true for Melody Mostow and Avi Coven. Mostow, of Mt. Lebanon, and Coven, of Chicago, will be getting married Sunday, Aug. 11, in Pittsburgh. Two weeks later, they wil...
BBYO teens from around country experience ’Burgh on IMPACT visit
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh provides opportunities for young leadership development, whether it’s learned in youth group meetings or behind-the-scenes at places like the Pittsburgh Zoo or PNC Park. A group of teena...
Writer Gideon Raff's work shaped by Jewish heritage, IDF service
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli-born writer and director Gideon Raff knows the cost of war. That knowledge, as well as his Jewish background, helped him create two of television’s most compelling dramas. Raff’s “Prisoners...
AJL moves to Rodef Shalom; Melton to be scaled back
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning has downsized its space from its large, former building at the Community Day School campus to five rooms within Rodef Shalom Congregation, a move that reflects the or...
Long Island initiative suggests possibilites for community-building in South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Buoyed by donations totaling $1 million, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is poised to launch its initiative to grow Jewish engagement in the South Hills within the next couple of months...





Roger Schindler's list sells while Oskar's doesn't
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 31, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story posted to this website earlier in the week.) Two weeks ago, an auction house offered for sale on eBay one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists ...
Metro Briefs August 1
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Rabbi Mendy Rosenblum , director of Chabad of the South Hills, will lecture in Squirrel Hill Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m . Rosenblum will speak about the Jewish perspective on facing modern challeng...