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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
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CDS students against hunger
by Community Day School
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of second-graders and kindergarteners from Community Day School got together to learn about ways to help families around the world who are struggling with poverty. In an effort to continue ...
Hollywood turns out for Wiesenthal tribute dinner
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journal
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance again proved that flaunting a cuddly relationship with Hollywood helps boost its cause. This year’s national tribute dinner honoring...
Jerusalem: The city that drives people mad
by By Dina Kraft
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A middle-aged Russian tourist dressed in white and claiming to be Jesus checked in last week at the Petra Hostel in Jerusalem's Old City. He did not stay long, the hostel's clerk said....
Budapest Jewish food scene takes off
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Rahel Raj calls herself a 21st-century Yiddishe mama. The daughter of a rabbi and mother of a toddler, she and her family run a pair of popular Budapest bake shops that specialize in Je...
JDC officials in Israel disciplined over ‘inappropriate financial transaction’
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has disciplined at least two employees for their role in what the organization is calling "in inappropriate financial transaction," according to a p...
Unusual coalition government leaves British Jews uncertain on policy
by Winston Pickett
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON – With Britons uncertain of how the country’s first coalition government since World War II will go about governing, the country’s Jewish community appears to be taking a wait-and-see approa...
Kagan was a pioneer at age 12
by Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. But that simply was not done in May 1973 at Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Ort...
Judge rules to allow Tobin’s disinterment
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
An Orphan’s court judge has ruled that the family of Howard Tobin may exhume his remains from Poale Zedeck Cemetery in Richland Township, so they may be re-interred at the Star of David section of ...
Rabbis band together for massive Shavuot study session
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Talk about all nighters! Every year on Shavuot, Jewish people gather to study Torah to the wee hours of the morning. Some stay at the same class all night long; others go shul hopping, checking out...
Five Ways to Improve Your Sibling Relationships
by Jane Isay
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people wish they were closer with their brothers and sisters, especially as their own children grow up and leave home, or as they find themselves responsible for the care of their parents. The...