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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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CMU doctoral student visits Israel to volunteer, entertain musically
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Where have all the Renaissance men gone? Well, one just recently returned from Israel. Mike Roth is a singing, songwriting, bass playing, Carnegie Mellon University engineering and public policy do...
Future will be paved by relationships, says JCPA leader
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
David Bernstein spent the morning of March 29 with insiders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Over breakfast, Bernstein, the new president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, de...
A great mitzvah: New Castle’s Torah finds a home in Poland
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
No one remembers exactly how or when the century-old Torah got from Poland to New Castle, Pa., but it will be a long time before anyone forgets how it made its way back home. Call it serendipity or...
Nora Ephron’s feats and foibles examined in film by her son
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s almost good,” Jacob Bernstein says. “That’s what she would have thought of it.” The “she” in this case is the late writer Nora Ephron, Bernstein’s mom. “It” is his elegant and moving document...
Metro Briefs March 31
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The community is invited to join Beth El Congregation of the South Hills on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at 1900 Cochran Road for a Shabbat experience of music and joy during its new Friday Night Live...
Federation relocation survey yields no real surprises
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The results are in, and there are no surprises. Following two nearly identical relocation-related surveys, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has gathered information regarding its upcomin...
A dynamic duo is turning up the volume on Beechview’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Berkowitz strolls into Brew on Broadway, a coffee shop with an eclectic décor and an eclectic clientele, housed on the main drag of Beechview, a South Hills neighborhood to which most Pittsb...
Big Night gets big voice, stirring story with ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 $1 million winner of “America’s Got Talent,” is not surprised at all that he has achieved fame and fortune. What does surprise him is the way it happened. Murphy,...
Chatham’s new president ready to lead, eager to join community
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Even months before moving here, David Finegold said he already feels indebted to the city. “I owe my last name to Pittsburgh,” said Finegold, Chatham University’s newly named president. In the earl...
Israeli wines find happy home at Market Square restaurant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Uchrinscko swirls the 2014 Flam Blanc in his glass, sniffs its aromas and bouquet and takes a sip. It is a mild March evening, and Uchrinscko is on the patio of Poros, one of the newer restaur...