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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Jewish groups respond to oil spill crisis
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The now infamous oil spill off the Gulf Coast has led to relief efforts sponsored by Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Funds for Justice are two organiza...
Is milk sold in plastic bags the green way to go?
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been hearing about the popularity of milk sold in bags (as opposed to plastic or cardboard cartons) in India, Europe and Canada. What are the environmental advantages to milk i...
M. Herbert Berger, Altoona rabbi, dies at 85
by Linda T. Gracey
Altoona Mirror
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
ALTOONA — Rabbi M. Herbert Berger was a friend and a religious authority to the Jewish community. He also was well known in the community at large for his ecumenical outreach, kindness and concern ...
Pittsburgh leaders join federation delegation to D.C.
by Release
Jun 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two leaders from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joined a delegation of national federation leaders who met with Obama administration officials and senior congressional leaders in Washi...
Shear succeeds Orbach as Pitt’s Jewish Studies chair
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As he becomes the new director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, professor Adam Shear is making two basic promises. He will keep things as they were, and he will move t...
Researchers provide Jewish look at environmental issues
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The crowd at an environmental awareness presentation Sunday was grounded a bit when composting and recycling expert Nick Shorr said, “Jews, for both political, economic and philosophical reasons, d...
Squirrel Hill master plan contains tribute to late mayor
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory O’Connor can remember his father, the late Mayor Bob O’Connor, walking from his house every morning to grab a coffee from the Coffee Tree Roasters. When he reached the corner of Phillips and M...
Bus driver honored for heroics in N.J. crash
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Roach, the bus driver whose experience and skill saved the lives of 50 local Yeshiva boys and the adults accompanying them on a trip to Crown Heights, was recognized on Monday, May 24, at Y...
Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...
Welcome to Obama’s Jewish America
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The athletes, the astronauts, the alternative music, the black rabbi, the white dress uniforms and, above all, the left-handed baseball immortal: Welcome to Barack Obama's Jewish Amer...