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Metro Briefs April 16
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...
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Leadership Pittsburgh gives off great vibe in meeting community’s challenges
It shouldn’t be too surprising that the CEO and president of the area’s premier leadership program has the initials A.M.O., much like the slang form of ammunition, meaning the information used to p...
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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations

In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
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ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
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Metro Briefs April 9
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....
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Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows

There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
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‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...
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Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival

Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
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‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
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Upper St. Clair school district sees recent anti-Semitism spike
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
While Upper St. Clair school district administrators have been addressing some recent incidents of anti-Semitic activity within their schools, some parents believe that not enough is being done to ...
Caregiver Champions spread their support
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Penny Mateer knows a thing or two about caring for others. For three years, she was the primary source of support for her father, who was suffering from cancer, and who passed away in 2006. She and...
Sestak speaks of moving forward in Middle East
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Senate candidate Congressman Joe Sestak spoke on Monday June 14, or Flag Day, to an audience outside of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall highlighting the importance of a flag as a symbol for our al...
Rodef Shalom names Bishop Zubik ‘Pursuer of Peace’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s in a name? For Rodef Shalom Congregation, the answer is quite a lot — especially come June 27. That night, the Shadyside congregation will give Bishop David Zubik, of the Diocese of Pittsbur...
Pittsburgh lobbyists head to Harrisburg to push divestment
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG — On Monday a group of lobbyists spanning many different organizations left Pittsburgh for Harrisburg on a mission. That mission was to make sure a bill designed to support terror-free i...
Israeli sarcasm, building bike trails, avoiding Turkey
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ISRAEL UNDER THE RADAR JERUSALEM -- Here are some stories over the past few days from Israel that you may have missed. Israeli researchers invent sarcasm detector. Really. It’s no joke: Hebrew Univ...
First person: Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife
by David E.H. Gershon
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PITTSBURGH -- What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife? I'm sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain. In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Isr...
Documentary delivers a new message: No more fear
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any good documentary, “Defamation” sets out to answer a question. Like the best documentaries, “Defamation” asks its question knowing that the answer won’t be an easy pill to swallow. So what’...
Pittsburgh couple opens Chabad center in Altoona
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As Jews in Altoona will admit, this west-central Pennsylvania city doesn’t have a huge Jewish community. But to Pittsburgh’s Rabbi Yossi Stein and his wife Chana’le, that’s as good a reason as any ...
Israeli vets in wheelchairs visit Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Friends of Israel War Disabled Inc. has been hosting trips to the United States since 1975, but this year the trip was different. For the first time in the program’s history, the Israe...