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Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
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At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
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Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
More than $23 million in grants for 2014 were approved last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board of directors. The grants will help fund a variety of organizations and progra...
Small group has taken over PCUSA on issue of divestment, says pastor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterians’ recent vote to divest from three American companies doing   business in Israel came as no surprise to the Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.   ...
Community to hold memorial service
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the community join together in mourning with the people of Israel following the announcement of the tragic deaths of the kidnapped Israeli teens, Naf...
Symons, other clergy fined $500, but community service already served
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai and seven other local clergy were fined a total of $500 for charges associated with their Feb. 27 arrest for blocking the entrance to the University of Pittsburgh M...
Metro Briefs June 26
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Vegetarians of North America invite the community to its first Pittsburgh event Monday, June 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Living Market on East Carson Street in the South Side. J...
Inspiration from the past: Fight against cancer has unlikely beginning
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Four decades ago, Carolyn Olbum returned to school. An aspiring sculptor and mother of three, Olbum needed help at home. An ad was placed for a housekeeper. Georgia Doe’s sister-in-law spotted the ...
Ben-Gurion University expands presence in States with new Pittsburgh American Associates Chapter
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh has been tapped as the site for the newest chapter of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). Local attorney Jeffrey Letwin of the law firm, Schnader, Harris...
Ambitious Hadassah president wants Pittsburgh to know ‘we are here’ and wants to get more women involved
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Barbara Scheinberg first became involved in Hadassah just five years ago, but once aboard, she found herself all in. “Something about it just touched my heart and my spirit,” said Scheinberg, who a...
Forty years on, local rabbi keeps returning to Camp Ramah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the summer of 1975 when, at the age of 19, Chuck Diamond found himself for the first time headed north to Utterson, a small town in the scenic Muskoka district in central Ontario. Diamond, t...
J Street Summit gives area attendees a chance at national involvement
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy Bernstein and Ronnie Cook Zuhlke went West to progress East. For two intensive days, the Pittsburghers attended the J Street National Summit and Annual Gala. Located in San Francisco, the eve...