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Metro Briefs July 3
The Senator John Heinz History Center , in preparation for an upcoming World War II exhibit opening in the spring of 2015, is seeking artifacts from the Jewish Welfare Board’s “Y Canteen” that oper...
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Newly arrived Grilliance provides homemade recipe for success
There is a new haunt for kosher carnivores. Grilliance, located at 2118 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, is both a restaurant and full-service caterer. Although situated in the former site of Aaron an...
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Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way
More than $23 million in grants for 2014 were approved last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board of directors. The grants will help fund a variety of organizations and progra...
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Small group has taken over PCUSA on issue of divestment, says pastor
The Presbyterians’ recent vote to divest from three American companies doing   business in Israel came as no surprise to the Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.   ...
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community to hold memorial service
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the community join together in mourning with the people of Israel following the announcement of the tragic deaths of the kidnapped Israeli teens, Naf...
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Symons, other clergy fined $500, but community service already served
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai and seven other local clergy were fined a total of $500 for charges associated with their Feb. 27 arrest for blocking the entrance to the University of Pittsburgh M...
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 26
Jewish Vegetarians of North America invite the community to its first Pittsburgh event Monday, June 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Living Market on East Carson Street in the South Side. J...
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Inspiration from the past: Fight against cancer has unlikely beginning
Four decades ago, Carolyn Olbum returned to school. An aspiring sculptor and mother of three, Olbum needed help at home. An ad was placed for a housekeeper. Georgia Doe’s sister-in-law spotted the ...
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Ben-Gurion University expands presence in States with new Pittsburgh American Associates Chapter
Pittsburgh has been tapped as the site for the newest chapter of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). Local attorney Jeffrey Letwin of the law firm, Schnader, Harris...
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Kosher is going upscale
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Opening a kosher cookbook in 2011 likely means that the ever-present “kosher” reference in the title lets observant cooks know the recipes within are safe. But the word kosher no longer means more ...
'The Last Chapter' looks at hospice care
by By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Last Chapter,” a one-hour documentary exploring many of the medical, legal, cultural, spiritual and ethical issues concerning end-of-life care, will be presented by the Jewish Healthcare Found...
Talks to bring Moishe House to Pittsburgh on hold despite successes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Levinson, 28, was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned after college to find most of the Jewish friends he grew up with had moved away. That’s not unusual: St. Louis is one...
Former Pittsburgher became ‘Big in China’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Paul is a rock star, playing with his blues band Woodie Alan in front of crowds of thousands, appearing on TV and blaring from radios. So why haven’t you heard of him? Well, because he does it...
Hollywood writer: Pittsburgh could be filmmaking mecca
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As Neil Diamond put it, “L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most of the time, and the feeling is laid-back.” Yeah. And there’s the Pacific Ocean. And great restaurants. And don’t even get started on the s...
Rauh Jewish Archives adds photographs to Historic Pittsburgh
by Release
Jun 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rauh Jewish Archives of the Heinz History Center has added photographs from the Richard E. Rauh Collection to Historic Pittsburgh, an online photo archive, maintained by the University of Pittsburg...
Men’s Clubs launch Scotch boycott here
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ira Unger loves Scotch, but not more than he loves Israel. That’s why, at his daughter’s recent high school graduation party, he chose to serve bourbon over his preferred Scottish single malt. ...
Gilad Shalit film to premiere here, marking fifth year of soldier’s captivity
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The family and friends of Gilad Shalit keep a constant vigil in a structure on the street behind the Jerusalem home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They are in incessant anguish. On J...
Jewish Family & Children's Service receives Kovod Award for website
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh was selected by the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies as the recipient of the coveted annual Kovod Award for excellence in agency...
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $8,000 grant
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry has received a $8,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and allevia...