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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 | 1 1 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...
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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 | 1 1 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...
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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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Rockets fired at Eilat strike Jordan
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Two Katyusha rockets reportedly fired at Eilat from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula landed in Jordan. One of the rockets fired early Thursday morning scored a direct hit on an air-conditioning...
U.S. voters down on Obama's handling of Israel
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A plurality of American voters disapprove of President Obama's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, a poll shows. The Quinnipiac poll, taken April 14-19, showed a slight plu...
Netanyahu rejects eastern Jerusalem construction freeze
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected an Obama administration call for a total construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem, The Wall Street Journal reported. Israeli offi...
Toronto threatens gay parade’s funding over anti-Israel group
by JTA
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Toronto has threatened to withdraw funding from a gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group is allowed to participate. The city believes that its anti-discrimination policy was violated ...
Wernick touts need for clear vision for Conservative movement
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The presidents of three local Conservative congregations were cautiously optimistic following last weekend’s visit by Rabbi Steven Wernick, the new executive vice president and CEO of the United Sy...
Poupko’s life in his own words
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Baruch Poupko’s legacy goes beyond Pittsburgh, and the breadth of his work forever changed the lives of many Jews. Poupko, who served as rabbi and then senior rabbi at Shaare Torah Congregati...
Smart development takes off despite detractors
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What is “smart growth” and how does it benefit the environment? And what are the downsides, if any? — Frank Quinn, Missoula, Mont. Originating in the early 1970s when city planners ...
Facebook is home to a new kind of Holocaust remembrance
by Gal Beckerman
Forward
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Anne Frank’s Facebook page looks much like any other teenage girl’s: The profile picture shows Anne leaning against a wall; her hair is tucked behind her ears; and she stares off sideway...
Guitarist uses Paul Celan’s Holocaust poetry to create stunning opus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dan Kaufman first read Paul Celan’s poetry, something clicked. Having grown up Jewish in Minneapolis and briefly in Israel, Kaufman always felt strong ties to the Holocaust and its unknowable ...
Justice Dept. again won't intervene in Rubashkin case
by JTA
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Justice again has declined to intervene in the sentencing of a convicted kosher meat executive. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer wrote in a letter Monday t...