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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Local civic leaders discuss faith and politics
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Like loving but spatting spouses, church and state have a strange yet storied history. Three Pittsburgh politicians alluded to that murky relationship last week during a panel discussion titled, “C...
Contemporary Jewish dilemmas, age-old stories, highlight JFilm’s current season
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm opens its 24th annual festival on April 20 at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill with the Pittsburgh premiere of “Harmonia,” a biblical tale of love, motherhood and sibling rivalry. A party i...
Local efforts help ‘all who are hungry’ celebrate Passover
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
While thousands of families in Jewish Pittsburgh are in the throes of preparation for Passover, engaged in seemingly endless shopping, cleaning and meal planning, there are scores of individuals in...
Chef Michael Solomonov goes ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ in new film
by Lucy Cohen Blatter, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the ac...
Metro Briefs March 31
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
HaZamir Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and HaZamir Karmiel/Misgav, its Partnership2Gether sister chapter in Israel, will perform Jewish cho...
Seder traditions mark memories and fun
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...