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Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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This Jewish Pitt student is competing on “Jeopardy!” Who is …?
“Jewish Pitt Students” is the subject, and here is the clue. Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, this senior at the University of Pittsburgh will appear on “Jeopardy!” Who is Sarah Dubnik? That is correct....
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AIPAC speaker sees ‘bleak’ period of Palestinian violence continuing
Getting people interested in Palestinian politics is a hard sell, observed Grant Rumley, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. In the shad...
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Cruisin’ rabbi leads Jewish community, and others, on the high seas
Alvin Berkun has discovered a couple of “fringe benefits” to being a rabbi. The first, he joked, is his tallis; the second is the opportunity to travel the world on luxury cruise liners. Berkun, ra...
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Yiddish enthusiasts bring their passion to Squirrel Hill
It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but 20-somethings David Andrews, a secular Jewish software engineer with a penchant for Yiddish culture, and Levi Pekar, a Lebovitch psychologist who grew ...
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Advocate’s campaign on plight of Muslim women comes to Pittsburgh
There are a lot of people who do not want to hear what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to say about growing up as a female Muslim in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. In 2014, Brandeis University silenced her v...
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Joint celebration forges connection between Jewish, Muslim ‘sisters’
The feminists who are members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Women’s Center are in many ways different from the women of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, who tend toward the traditional. But by joining to...
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Local poet’s intimate collection speaks to the Jewish soul
Anyone questioning the relevance of poetry in the 21st century could do herself a favor by checking out Rachel Mennies’ very intimate collection, “The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards,” a finalist...
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Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue t...
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, under fire
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do. Lieberman reportedly made h...
Obama’s Jewish support slipping
by JTA Staff
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish approval of President Obama is dropping, a new national survey found. Some 49 percent of U.S. Jews approved of the Obama administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, according to a ju...
Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...
U.S. colleges with few Jews building facilities to draw more
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, 19-year-old Max Chapnick ate plenty of vegetables. Chapnick, who comes from a kosher home in White Plains, N.Y., is a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, a small ...
Puerto Rican Muslim leads multicultural music and poetry night
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamza Perez is a bold man, but a shy performer. In fact, the Brooklyn-born Pittsburgher, who had been performing as a rapper in the city, just hung up his lyricist microphone for good — he’d prefer...
Blast brings lives together in Leegant’s novel, ‘Wherever You Go’
by Morton I. Teicher
For the Chronicle
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2004, Joan Leegant published a collection of short stories, “An Hour In Paradise,” that earned well-merited plaudits for her. Now, she has written her first novel and it should embellish her rep...
JFilm and East Suburbs Jewish Connection sponsor showing of 'Eli & Ben'
by Release
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm, in collaboration with the East Suburbs Jewish Connection, will show the director Ori Ravid’s film, “Eli & Ben,” at Destinta Theatres, North Versailles, Sunday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. The film, in H...
JNF recognizes PNC’s Eva Tansky Blum with highest award
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
About 250 people gathered at the Omni William Penn Hotel Monday, Oct. 18, to celebrate the life and accomplishments of PNC Bank’s Eva Tansky Blum, the recipient of Jewish national Fund’s Tree of Li...
Naveh to leave Holocaust Center in December
by Staff and releases
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Edie Naveh, who has served as director of the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh since 2005, will leave in December. Naveh, who directed the Holocaust Center during the...