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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
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Metro Briefs November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighty teens from KMR-BBYO , were in Detroit from Nov. 10 to 12 for a summit on raising awareness about hunger. The program, called “Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness an...
Women’s mission to Prague, Budapest slated
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Pittsburgh area women will be exploring Prague and Budapest next year on a Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Philanthropy Mission. The journey, which will run from July 3 t...
Holocaust Center following process for reconfiguring itself; meetings slated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year in transition with most of its artifacts, artwork and library either boxed up or in climate-controlled storage, the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...
Leaders commit on social issues at PIIN meeting
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 1,000 people from many different faiths gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation last week to secure commitments on key social action issues from local politicians. Among the attendees at the 2...
‘Last Comic Standing’s’ Rachel Feinstein, appears here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Comedian Rachel Feinstein will be performing at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront on Thursday evening, Nov. 14. An article in the Nov. 7 edition, “ ‘Last comic standing’s’ Rac...
Shabbatones, with local members, to perform a cappella
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrew Brown’s love for Jewish music was first kindled several years ago when he was a religious school student at Temple Sinai, where Rabbi James Gibson, musical director Sara Stock Mayo, and teac...
Nu? What’s a Jewish Bistro?
by By Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The walls are a soothing, rich blue, accompanied by lots of wood, bright lights and a large storefront window with seating. The open kitchen is spotless and seems to glow from the bright lights. Th...
Jewish teens testify to seeing new moon on Rosh Chodesh
by Staff and Releases
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozen of Jews, teens and adults ushered in the Hebrew month of Kislev, Sunday evening, Nov. 3, by participating in Rosh Chodesh Under the Stars at J&R Day Camp in Monroeville. The program, which is...
Metro Briefs November 7
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jeff Salkin will be in Pittsburgh this weekend for the Kaplan Institute on Jewish Ethics Series as the scholar in residence at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Salkin will be participating in Frida...
Israeli envoy seeks business contacts locally for life sciences
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli economic minister to North America met with Allegheny County business and political leaders last week to identify business opportunities here for the Jewish state. Specifically, Nili Sh...