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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 | 4 4 comments | 8 8 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...
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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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Metro Briefs October 16
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Riverview Towers will hold Quick-Step at the View, an evening with the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studios that will include a dessert bar and Chinese auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 52 G...
Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
by Julian Sadur and Toby Tabachnick
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...





Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...