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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
NCJW appoints new executive director
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section has appointed Mindy Schwartz-Hedges as its new executive director. “We are at a pivotal time in the history of women,” Schwartz-Hedges said in a...
Metro Briefs
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Shefa Gold, a Jewish Renewal Leader , author and recording artist, will conduct a weekend of chanting workshops and services in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 1. “Liberation & Love,” as the week...
Pittsburgh Jewish community represented at funeral for victims of Toulouse shooting
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey H. Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, represented the Pittsburgh community at the funeral in Israel for the victims of the Toulouse shooting, acc...
Schwartz hopes to find more women to run for Congress
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to getting women into politics, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz believes Pennsylvania has a long way to go. It is one of 24 states never to have a woman as governor. It currently has no wo...
JCC to hold 18th Annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Mar 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 18th annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for all ages Sunday, March 25. Adults will play from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; youth from...
Hundreds have a share in newest Kollel Torah
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Kagan said the newest Torah to soon serve the Kollel Jewish Learning Center was commissioned much the same way a synagogue is — one piece at a time. Rather than ask one well-to do-famil...
Judaism without God?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miriam Jerris does not believe in God. So when she kindles the candles on Shabbat, she does not say the traditional blessing. Instead, she recites words evoking the symbolism of light, words ...
Metro Briefs March 15
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host its annual Open Doors Celebration of its core values, Saturday, March 17. At that time, Louise and Michael Malakoff will be presented with the 2012 Open Doors Award for their...
JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...