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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
Mar 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
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Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...
Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
NCJW appoints new executive director
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National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section has appointed Mindy Schwartz-Hedges as its new executive director. “We are at a pivotal time in the history of women,” Schwartz-Hedges said in a...
Metro Briefs
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Shefa Gold, a Jewish Renewal Leader , author and recording artist, will conduct a weekend of chanting workshops and services in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 1. “Liberation & Love,” as the week...
Pittsburgh Jewish community represented at funeral for victims of Toulouse shooting
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey H. Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, represented the Pittsburgh community at the funeral in Israel for the victims of the Toulouse shooting, acc...
Schwartz hopes to find more women to run for Congress
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to getting women into politics, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz believes Pennsylvania has a long way to go. It is one of 24 states never to have a woman as governor. It currently has no wo...
JCC to hold 18th Annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Mar 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 18th annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for all ages Sunday, March 25. Adults will play from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; youth from...
Hundreds have a share in newest Kollel Torah
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Kagan said the newest Torah to soon serve the Kollel Jewish Learning Center was commissioned much the same way a synagogue is — one piece at a time. Rather than ask one well-to do-famil...
Judaism without God?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miriam Jerris does not believe in God. So when she kindles the candles on Shabbat, she does not say the traditional blessing. Instead, she recites words evoking the symbolism of light, words ...
Metro Briefs March 15
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Temple Sinai will host its annual Open Doors Celebration of its core values, Saturday, March 17. At that time, Louise and Michael Malakoff will be presented with the 2012 Open Doors Award for their...