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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...
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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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USCJ conference evoked soul searching as members mulled movement’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s centennial meeting of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism was billed as “The Conversation of the Century.” And for the 1,200 Conservative Jews gathered in Baltimore for the con...
TOL-OLS finished 9th in Day of Giving
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation finished ninth in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Annual Day of Giving earlier this month. The congregation joined Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Greate...
JFNA research analyst finds few surprises, but challenges in Pew survey
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz didn’t bring any specific proposals to Pittsburgh last week when he met with Jewish leaders about the just-released Pew Survey of U.S. Jews. But the senior director for re...
Metro Briefs October 24
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present “Lessons from Kristallnacht: Maintaining Jewish Life, Culture, & Vibrancy in the ‘Ghetto,’ ” Sunday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p...
Fox Chapel residents begin delivering food in JRA startup
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On a Sunday this past July, Jeff and Cheryl Lemberg of Fox Chapel were part of the first group of volunteers to pack and personally deliver boxes of food to waiting families across the region as pa...
YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A video showing college students educated in Pennsylvania who know virtually nothing about the Shoa is piquing new interest in efforts to make Holocaust education mandatory in the statewide public ...
'A Shot to Save the World'
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Smithsonian Channel will feature the broadcast premier of “A Shot to Save the World,” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.; it will also be shown Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The fi...
Terrorism expert to speak at University of Pittsburgh
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Avi Jorisch, an expert in terrorism and illicit finance, will speak to University of Pittsburgh students on topics ranging from terrorism financing, Iran, Syria and other relevant matters in the Mi...
American friends launch first kosher tour of Cuba
by Barbara Lewis, JNS.org
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community. Now two Jewish women, separated by a generation in age and more than 760 miles in physical location, have becom...
Engaging Jewish families
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Online publisher eJewish Philanthropy was launched in 2007 as an online publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community, according to the overview on th...