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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...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 April 7
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
The 125th anniversary of the “Battle of Homestead” will be commemorated this year with a series of events, kicking off on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, with a ...
Downtown photo exhibit lets viewers ‘remember Pittsburgh’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
From 1978 to 1982, Pittsburgh native David Aschkenas spent his days photographing the Steel City. That was before the digital age, when a photographer would set up his camera, complete with bellows...
Pittsburgh woman ‘charged up’ over new career
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Dara Stern does not fit the profile of the typical trade school student. As a 40-year-old Jewish woman, with college degrees, the longtime Pittsburgher stands out among a sea of mostly young white ...
Local civic leaders discuss faith and politics
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Like loving but spatting spouses, church and state have a strange yet storied history. Three Pittsburgh politicians alluded to that murky relationship last week during a panel discussion titled, “C...
Contemporary Jewish dilemmas, age-old stories, highlight JFilm’s current season
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm opens its 24th annual festival on April 20 at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill with the Pittsburgh premiere of “Harmonia,” a biblical tale of love, motherhood and sibling rivalry. A party i...
Local efforts help ‘all who are hungry’ celebrate Passover
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
While thousands of families in Jewish Pittsburgh are in the throes of preparation for Passover, engaged in seemingly endless shopping, cleaning and meal planning, there are scores of individuals in...
Chef Michael Solomonov goes ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ in new film
by Lucy Cohen Blatter, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the ac...
Metro Briefs March 31
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HaZamir Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and HaZamir Karmiel/Misgav, its Partnership2Gether sister chapter in Israel, will perform Jewish cho...
Seder traditions mark memories and fun
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...