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For Jerry Seinfeld, the laughs just keep on coming
If Jerry Seinfeld’s bits seemed familiar to his fans at the Benedum Center last Saturday night, they didn’t appear to notice. Or if they did notice, they didn’t care. Seinfeld, who has been enterta...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel sentiment does little to deter college-bound students
Brown University was not a very friendly place this past year for its pro-Israel students. Last January, anti-Israel protestors at Brown disrupted a conversation about Jewish identity that featured...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noteworthy teachers get the call as Unsung Jewish Heroes
With much applause, communal honorees were celebrated for lacking acclaim. At Sunday’s annual Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration, 20 educators were heralded for their sound fidelity with pronouncemen...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future

BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversation about Israel takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
Daniel Gordis began his address to supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh last week by announcing that what was about to happen within the walls of Rodef Shalom Congregation was ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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Leaders commit on social issues at PIIN meeting
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 1,000 people from many different faiths gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation last week to secure commitments on key social action issues from local politicians. Among the attendees at the 2...
‘Last Comic Standing’s’ Rachel Feinstein, appears here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Comedian Rachel Feinstein will be performing at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront on Thursday evening, Nov. 14. An article in the Nov. 7 edition, “ ‘Last comic standing’s’ Rac...
Shabbatones, with local members, to perform a cappella
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrew Brown’s love for Jewish music was first kindled several years ago when he was a religious school student at Temple Sinai, where Rabbi James Gibson, musical director Sara Stock Mayo, and teac...
Nu? What’s a Jewish Bistro?
by By Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The walls are a soothing, rich blue, accompanied by lots of wood, bright lights and a large storefront window with seating. The open kitchen is spotless and seems to glow from the bright lights. Th...
Jewish teens testify to seeing new moon on Rosh Chodesh
by Staff and Releases
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozen of Jews, teens and adults ushered in the Hebrew month of Kislev, Sunday evening, Nov. 3, by participating in Rosh Chodesh Under the Stars at J&R Day Camp in Monroeville. The program, which is...
Metro Briefs November 7
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jeff Salkin will be in Pittsburgh this weekend for the Kaplan Institute on Jewish Ethics Series as the scholar in residence at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Salkin will be participating in Frida...
Israeli envoy seeks business contacts locally for life sciences
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli economic minister to North America met with Allegheny County business and political leaders last week to identify business opportunities here for the Jewish state. Specifically, Nili Sh...
Nira Lion resigns as J-SITE’s Hebrew department director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
After serving as the director of the Hebrew department at J-SITE and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years, Nira Lion has resigned. Lion will, however, continue to work at the school...
Powell: Middle East needs wealth, energy education — not wars and violence
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Colin Powell will never forget that diplomatic conference in Egypt when, during a formal dinner, he was seated next to the foreign minister from Iran. The U.S. secretary of state and Iran’s top dip...
Yossi Klein Halevi to speak at Temple Sinai
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and a widely respected authority on Israeli affairs, is coming to Pittsburgh for an appearance at Temple Sinai, Sund...