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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Pittsburgher named to presidential advisory committee
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Although Pearl Moore knew she was being nominated to serve on the Obama administration’s Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, she still was surprised when she was actually a...
Temple Emanuel member donates a kidney, saves a life
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
What motivates a person to give an internal organ to a total stranger? For Upper St. Clair resident Suzanne Weiner, it was a way for her to express gratitude for her own good fortune. Five years ag...
Local rabbi’s book brings Jewish understanding to addiction recovery
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 02, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Shais Taub could have moved anywhere. But the author, lecturer, educator and addiction/recovery specialist moved to Pittsburgh last February for the Jewish community and, as he said, because ...
More attacks hit Jewish targets at Indiana University
by JTA
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Three new attacks on Jewish targets at Indiana University, following two earlier incidents, included the desecration of holy texts. A rock was thrown Tuesday morning through the window of an apartm...
JCC expands hours as part of new guidelines
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort be more inclusive to an increasingly diverse Jewish population, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is expanding its Saturday hours of operation at its Squirrel Hill and ...
Princeton hummus vote seen as part of BDS drive
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Princeton students are voting on whether to ask the university's dining services to provide an alternative brand of hummus. The campaign to allow other brands besides Sabra in university stores rep...
Leaked document: Netanyahu backed land swaps
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United States in early 2009 that he supported land swaps in a peace agreement with the Palestinians, a leaked document shows. Netanya...
WikiLeaks reveals secrets, backroom dealmaking -- and cluelessness
by Ron Kampeas
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A careful reading of the WikiLeaks trove of State Department cables -- which is laying bare some 250,000 secret dispatches detailing private conversations, assessments and dealmaking ...
WikiLeaks release not a problem for Israel, Netanyahu says
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The secret documents released by WikiLeaks will not negatively affect Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Israeli leaders can feel comfortable with what was revealed in the...
Reform looking at ways to reinvent the movement
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid-November, the comments poured in. One viewer suggested that the movement create a...