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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
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Trump’s victory should be a lesson, say local community members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning following Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, Pittsburgh native Dara Stern donned a T-shirt sporting a rainbow over a Steel City bridge, with the word...
Federation to launch first community study since 2002
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has engaged a nationally recognized research organization to conduct a major study of Jewish life and needs throughout the greater Pittsburgh Jewish comm...
Rabbi Sara Perman to leave Greensburg congregation after 31 years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
After 31 years, Rabbi Sara Rae Perman is hanging up her tallit. The soon-to-be rabbi emerita of Congregation Emanu-El Israel explained that she is leaving the Greensburg-based pulpit because “it’s ...
Voices at the polls brave long lines in bidding welcome farewell to divisive campaign
by Adam Reinherz and Toby Tabachnick, Chronicle Staff Writers
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
With Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton sprinting to a likely photo finish, tapping the ballot box was a welcome final push for many this Election Day. Moments prior to casting hi...
Jewish Day Schools want middle schoolers to approach election ‘mindfully’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
In a presidential election stoked by combustible rhetoric, local educators have shied away from bringing campaign specifics into the classroom. Instead, with curricula largely avoiding both of the ...
Metro Briefs November 4
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash Shira Group , led by Rabbi Doris Dyen, will bring Yiddishkeit culture and songs for all to sing on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a Kum-Zitz — Yiddish for sitting and singi...
‘Fatherly’ Barak charms Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Ehud Barak drew a standing ovation from the packed house at Heinz Hall last week following a talk in which the former Israeli prime minister — with charm, but without mincing words — covered the cu...
Gross inspires local campaign workers to get out the vote
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Gross has a thing or two to say about the value of freedom. And the handful of Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers gathered at her canvassing office in the blue-collar community of Brookline o...
Poros’ best pour is Israeli Cab
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
When the staff at Poros recommends the Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon to its customers, the reaction is generally one of surprise. Most diners at the restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine do ...
Belgian’s view of election: Enough already
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the fourth American presidential election cycle that Flemish radio journalist Els Aeyels has covered for VRT, a Belgian public broadcasting company comparable to NPR. But this time, things ...