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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
One man’s remarkable comeback from brain trauma: ‘I was just lucky’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have to be the victim of a subarachnoid hemorrhage of the right vertebral artery — an “often fatal, but usually debilitating, event” — it’s good to be Yitzchak Francus. The Squirrel Hill res...
‘Rebuilding people’ has become the mantra of these pain specialists
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Paula J., 57, a fitness instructor in Pittsburgh who specializes in plyometrics (jump training), boot camp and Zumba, sustained a painful knee injury while teaching a class six years ago. When she ...
Metro Briefs February 5
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Cantor Henry Shapiro , spiritual leader at Parkway Jewish Center, after a long career of performing and studying Jewish music, is presenting his own Friday evening musical Shabbat service filled wi...
Royalty in America? Exploring the world of U.S. ambassadors
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
So you think you want to be an American ambassador to a foreign country? It might be easier to get elected president. To become an ambassador, you’re either going to have to work your way up throug...
Cuba’s Jewish community mirrors rest of country’s struggling population
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The flight from Miami to Havana lasts less than an hour, but when a recent delegation from Pittsburgh went to the island nation of Cuba last month, its members felt they had entered a completely di...
For egg donor recipients, this organization is indeed a Jewish blessing
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Hannah married her husband, Nathan, when she was 36 years old, and though they tried for seven years, they could not conceive a child. After attempting five in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles usin...
‘Axe’ loved sports, but for the longtime Post-Gazette reporter, family always came first
by Jamar Thrasher, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
In his last story for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, beloved University of Duquesne fan and sportswriter Phil Axelrod wrote about the victory the Duquesne Dukes basketball team had over Abilene Chris...
Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Metro Briefs January 29
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The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...