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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Hadassah-Pittsburgh honors its own at centennial celebration here
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1912, Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah — a way for Jewish women in America to get involved in the cause of establishing a Jewish state in the Holy Land. One hundred years later, Szold’s organiza...
EKC director remembers camp counselor following his untimely death
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Scores of Emma Kaufmann campers, counselors and faculty traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the funeral of one of their own. Reuben Eli Mitrani, 20, who died Monday of a brain hemorrhage whi...
Carnegie New Year’s party didn’t replace services, attendees say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
While alternative programs continue to spring up for young Jews looking for nontraditional ways to celebrate their Judaism, they are not always used as a substitute for synagogue services. Rather t...
CDS, Duquesne partner on project to teach good behavior
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Some terms — like the Yiddish word mensch — express concepts or ideas so well that those terms achieve widespread usage beyond their languages of origin. Here in Pittsburgh, the Mensch Project, a j...
Sukkot a time to teach lessons from environmental perspective
by Beth Kissileff, JNS.org
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The weather is changing, and in North America the leaves are falling, yet around this time of year Jews persist in going outside just when the rest of the world is going in. Sukkot, the fall holida...
Today is Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving, ‘Pittsburgh Gives’
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Jewish charities will again participate in the Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving — “Pittsburgh Gives” — Wednesday, Oct. 3. The aim of Pittsburgh Gives is to increase the level of...
CDS students make regular minyans at TOL*OLS, Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday morning minyans at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha have gone from famine to feast, as more than two dozen Community Day School students join the congregation’s so called “Minyanaires” each week ...
Metro Briefs September 27
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Aish Campus Pittsburgh will present two noted historians in a presidential debate, Monday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. “America & Israel at Risk,” as the debat...
Obama, Romney hold conference calls with American rabbis
by Staff and wire reports
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
In efforts to reach out to Jewish voters, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney both held conference calls with American rabbis over the High Holy Days. In his call, Thursday, Sept. 20, Romne...
Hillel JUC’s new Israel Fellow has unique take on Palestinian conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought, killed ‘and were killed by’ Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Aharon David related to his enemy in a very different way. He gave them medical treatment. “We ...