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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Birthright foundation announces new matching grant
by Jacob Berkman/The Fundermentalist
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A new matching grant program by the Birthright Israel Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on any increase in donations to the foundation based on 2008 gifts. That means if...
Fishing for Jews in Russia's muddy waters
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW (JTA) — This spring, Howard Flower and his assistants plan to go to Russia’s westernmost region, Kaliningrad, on a fishing expedition: They’re fishing for Jews. Flower, the aliyah director o...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...
Yeshiva Girls HS musical a parable of society and technology
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While rehearsals for an original full-length musical, written by, for and about women, have been keeping them busy, the 50 girls enrolled in Yeshiva Girls High School are learning an important less...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Pittsburgh-led Jewish trip stranded off Chilean coast
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 16 Jewish adventure-seekers returning from a trip to Antarctica found themselves stranded on Easter Island for several days in the wake of Chile’s massive earthquake, which hit last Satu...
Local Israelis speak out on expatriate voting bill
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-five years ago, when Tzvi Shuldiner first emigrated to America from Israel after the Yom Kippur War, his first reaction wasn’t awe, or extreme joy or remorse. It was a bit of confusion. “Peo...
Jewish pharmacist runs ‘green’ pharmacy in Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Your local Rite Aid, this ain’t. At the Murray Avenue Apothecary they make their own compounds; they sell whole food-based vitamins and other organic supplements; they built the Greenfield-based st...
Jewish Pittsburgher was in Chile when earthquake hit
by Jillian Irwin
For The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Jillian Irwin, a Pittsburgh native and premed student at Harvard University, was in Chile for a semester of study at the University of Chile when the Feb. 27 earthquake hit. She was...