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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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 21 21 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...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
Metro Briefs May 19
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
‘Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’: Joel Grey to appear at JAA fundraiser
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone has mastered the art of aging, it’s Joel Grey. The stage and screen star whose portrayal of the enigmatic, slightly degenerate emcee in “Cabaret” defined not only the role, but set the to...
People-to-people mission to Cuba delivers
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Cartiff and nearly 30 other Jewish singles recently returned from a trip to Cuba. The expedition, hosted by Best-Day Adventures, a division of Ayelet Tours, was a humanitarian, people-to-peopl...
Metro Briefs May 12
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh launched a communitywide study of Jewish life and needs in the Jewish community in the greater Pittsburgh area last week. The study, the first such effor...