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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
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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 | 29 29 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 | 29 29 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 | 25 25 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 | 44 44 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
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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 | 31 31 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 | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 27 27 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 | 23 23 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...