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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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New Jewish Delegate Assembly resolutions pack a punch for CRC
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh passed three resolutions last Tuesday providing platforms for future advocacy efforts by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation ...
Project Harmony is a camping dream come true for former Pittsburgh resident
by Andrew Goldstein
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After Hebrew class one day at the University of Chicago, Meg Sullivan and Lexie Tabachnick approached their professor individually, both wanting to find out how they could get involved with Israel....
Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago Maya Rosen, now 20, began wearing tzitzit every day. A mitzvah traditionally observed by men, the donning of a four-cornered fringed garment has become if not widespread, at least n...
Jewish Federation helps make Day of Giving a huge success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed in the Top 10 in terms of money raised during The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2014 Day of Giving campaign held on May 6. The Federation came in at No....
Metro Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Leah Vincent will discuss her memoir, “Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood,” at the Carnegie Library of Squirrel Hill on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m....
Teen Philanthropists
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
­Teen participants in the Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project B’nai Mitzvah Group, implemented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, recently decided to direct their donati...
Sandra Tatelman, socially conscious caterer
by Adam Reinherz
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Years ago, in winter’s midst, two sisters stood atop a hill outside their Squirrel Hill home. As cars passed, the girls pelted down snow balls. One car stopped and the girls ran inside. “We told my...
Cemetery educates middle schoolers
by Adam Reinherz
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On Thursday, May 22, middle school students from Community Day School will travel to Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Allison Park, Pa., to participate in a multifaceted program honoring veterans. Progra...
NCJW speaker chronicled journey from city streets to Ivy League
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
By the time Liz Murray was 15, she was living alone on the streets of New York City. The child of cocaine-addicted parents, she grew up hungry and amid filth, her mother and father spending their w...
Visiting Palestinian tells of uphill battle in Middle East
by Andrew Goldstein
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Ezzeldeen Masri is not alone in his advocacy for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But unlike his counterparts in the United States, Israel and elsewhere worldwide, Masri doe...