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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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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Chatham’s new president ready to lead, eager to join community
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Even months before moving here, David Finegold said he already feels indebted to the city. “I owe my last name to Pittsburgh,” said Finegold, Chatham University’s newly named president. In the earl...
Israeli wines find happy home at Market Square restaurant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Uchrinscko swirls the 2014 Flam Blanc in his glass, sniffs its aromas and bouquet and takes a sip. It is a mild March evening, and Uchrinscko is on the patio of Poros, one of the newer restaur...
Israeli writer reads from fiction but is asked about the facts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer Assaf Gavron read from his award-winning novel “The Hilltop” and fielded an array of nonliterary questions during a March 27 visit to Classic Lines Bookstore on Forbes Avenue in Squi...
Metro Briefs March 24
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is co-sponsoring the visit of Assaf Gavron with several departments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. a...
JAA bake sale benefits shooting victims’ family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of community strength and compassion, staff, volunteers and residents of the Jewish Association on Aging held bake sales at Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace on Thursday, March 17 to ...



At AIPAC, candidates pledge firm support of Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
With the ironic exception of Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the race for the White House, all viable contenders for president — Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz...
Sweet news: Girl Scout Thin Mints are now kosher pareve!
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing packs of young girls congregating in front of Giant Eagles across town, flanked by brightly colored boxes, can only mean one thing — and it’s a pretty good thing. It’s Girl Scout cookie seas...
‘Scared witless of Trump’: Norman’s words resonate at Temple Ohav Shalom
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Within minutes of hearing Tony Norman speak, you’ll have no doubt where he stands on the most critical issues facing the country. In what he jokingly called a “shpiel” in reference to the proximity...
Online education offers chance to strengthen schools, Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Virtual Judaics classes may not be replacing traditional day schools any time soon, but they can enhance educational options for Jewish schools at a reasonable cost. Allowing those schools to expan...
Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Sport offers competition. Perhaps more importantly, sport also offers conversation. Various names are offered as to the greatest Jewish Community Center basketball player ever. Arthur Pitt, origina...