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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Metro Briefs October 10
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Bernstein , a blind disabled rights attorney, and a marathon runner recently inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be speaking about making the most of life against tough odds,...
Locals attend J Street conference; local co-chair opens confab
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-four Pittsburghers were in Washington, D.C., last week to attend the largest J Street conference held in the organization’s five-year history. J Street — the lobbying organization that bills...
Repair the World to make a difference in East End neighborhoods
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In a landscape where young Jews are eschewing organized religion in droves — a recent Pew survey found that about a third do not even identity as Jewish by religion — the majority still say that wo...
Plung concludes term as Federation chair; cites years of achievement with more to come
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Lou Plung stepped down as chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh at its annual meeting last week. The outgoing chair used his address to rattle off a litany of achievements over the p...
Jewish rapper on BDS movement
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Lesser, a Jewish rapper, responds to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in his video. The video exposes the flaw in the BDS Movement by questioning why there is such a strong cal...
Jewish Pittsburgh unveils process to gauge progress
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The mechanism designed to gauge how well Jewish Pittsburgh is meeting the needs of its people, now and in the future, was finally rolled out last week. Two years in the planning stage, the Pittsbur...
Shaare Torah begins monthly Sephardic Shabbat minyan
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Sephardic Jew of Egyptian and Turkish ancestry, Avi Avishai was raised in a pretty secular household, but with a strong sense of cultural Sephardic identity. Trying to reclaim the religion lost t...
‘Jewtopia’ entertains and may even sow thought in wild Jewish comedy
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
“Jewtopia,” the story of two longtime friends — one Jewish, one not — moving in completely opposite directions when it comes to choosing a wife, may not exactly be utopia, but it sure is a hilariou...
Oldest Jewish cemetery in W.Va. gets historic status
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The oldest Jewish cemetery in West Virginia has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Mt. Wood Cemetery in Wheeling, W.Va., which occupies some of the highest ground in the ci...
‘Inclusion Torah’ dedicated at Beth El
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This wasn’t your ordinary synagogue raffle. The winner would not receive a signed Steelers jersey, or a framed lithograph or a weekend at Hidden Valley. The winner of this raffle would win somethin...