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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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Pittsburgh rabbi among faith leaders arrested protesting poverty for UPMC workers
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai was among the 10 clergy from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to be arrested Thursday after refusing to leave UPMC’s headquarters at the USX Tower,...
Pittsburgh woman promoting peace process at OneVoice
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Jamie Kessler believes most Israelis and Palestinians are moderates. She also believes most of them want peace. That’s why the 25-year-old Pittsburgh native and program assistant for OneVoice is he...
Thousands of Jews brainstorm online to build the future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
For 96 hours, 2,135 people from 70 countries created 2,280 online posts during an unprecedented “jam session” last week aimed at securing a thriving Jewish future. The brainstorming marathon was or...
Community Scorecard has soft rollout in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The numbers are in, and what they show could lead to better planning to sustain and grow Jewish Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard, an online tool that allows its users to review...
Differences over mandate wording in Holocaust ed. bill put passage in doubt
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of widespread and comprehensive instruction of the Holocaust in Pennsylvania’s public schools hinges on two words: “may” and “shall.” Last year, the state House passed H.B. 1424, which s...
PBT brings ‘Ketubah’ to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
If a Chagall painting could move, it might be “Ketubah,” a contemporary ballet created by Jewish choreographer Julia Adam. The ballet, which will have its Pittsburgh premiere March 7 to 16 at the A...
Cafe Europa at JCC hosts '3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand'
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will host a poetry reading by local poet Judith (Judy) Robinson at the monthly Café Europa program on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in...



Bone marrow registration honors memory of woman’s late brother
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
When Deena Alansky’s only sibling, her brother Rand, was told in 2003 that he would need a bone marrow transplant in order to have a shot at beating acute myeloid leukemia — a particularly aggressi...
Rodef Shalom posthumously honors Fred Rogers
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
It will be a beautiful day in Rodef Shalom’s neighborhood on June 22. That’s when the congregation will honor the late Fred Rogers, host of the landmark children’s television series, “Mister Rogers...
Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy was a practicing psychologist. Now, with 13 of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history having occurred since 2000, M...