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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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Local events and resources promote hospice and palliative care
by Release
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
November 2011 is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the leadership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is encouraging citizens to increase their understanding and a...
Circuitous route to conversion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how she is, Ahuvah Gray answers in the manner common among Orthodox Jews: “Baruch Hashem.” But there is nothing common about this 65-year-old resident of Bayit Vegan, a Haredi (ultra-Ort...
In Israel, mixed media artist explores how ‘a space becomes a place’
by Rachel Marder
JointMedia News Service
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Traveling to Israel for the second time made quite an impression on artist Suki Chan, a 34-year-old Hong Kong native who was raised in London and now lives there. This time around, Chan — who combi...
Senior citizens question not simple
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 86, Anna Ruben decided on her own to move to Riverview Towers after living for 40 years in Florida. After being widowed for 15 years, she decided it was time to come back to her hometown of ...
New local business in kosher wines sales
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
No one has to tell Adar Ben-Lapid and Michael Greathouse about tough times. They are, after all, starting a new business in Pittsburgh — a kosher wine import concern called Premier Wine Imports — a...
BB gun attack damages Wander campaign HQ
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Two windows were smashed Tuesday at the campaign headquarters of Josh Wander (R), candidate for Pittsburgh City Council. Police have not yet determined who committed the act of vandalism at the off...
Improving your body, mind: Jewish olympians weigh in
by Masada Siegel/JointMedia News Service
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg opened a swim academy at the Westside Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles to teach kids about safety—not to turn them into career athletes. “We ...
‘I have a nice boy (girl) for you’ Website lets Jewish moms set up their single kids
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexandra’s 28-year-old daughter, Alina, did not have trouble meeting eligible men to date; she was just having trouble finding the right one, her beshert. So, as Jewish mothers have been doing for...
Squirrel Hill corner, residents honored
by Jessica Svec
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A popular city intersection has earned the title of Squirrel Hill Treasure. The corner of Forbes and Murray avenues was honored this past Thursday, Oct. 6, as a neighborhood gem, marking the beginn...
Creating a sukka
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend