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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...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago Maya Rosen, now 20, began wearing tzitzit every day. A mitzvah traditionally observed by men, the donning of a four-cornered fringed garment has become if not widespread, at least n...
Jewish Federation helps make Day of Giving a huge success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed in the Top 10 in terms of money raised during The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2014 Day of Giving campaign held on May 6. The Federation came in at No....
Metro Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Leah Vincent will discuss her memoir, “Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood,” at the Carnegie Library of Squirrel Hill on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m....
Teen Philanthropists
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
­Teen participants in the Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project B’nai Mitzvah Group, implemented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, recently decided to direct their donati...
Sandra Tatelman, socially conscious caterer
by Adam Reinherz
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Years ago, in winter’s midst, two sisters stood atop a hill outside their Squirrel Hill home. As cars passed, the girls pelted down snow balls. One car stopped and the girls ran inside. “We told my...
Cemetery educates middle schoolers
by Adam Reinherz
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
On Thursday, May 22, middle school students from Community Day School will travel to Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Allison Park, Pa., to participate in a multifaceted program honoring veterans. Progra...
NCJW speaker chronicled journey from city streets to Ivy League
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
By the time Liz Murray was 15, she was living alone on the streets of New York City. The child of cocaine-addicted parents, she grew up hungry and amid filth, her mother and father spending their w...
Visiting Palestinian tells of uphill battle in Middle East
by Andrew Goldstein
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Ezzeldeen Masri is not alone in his advocacy for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But unlike his counterparts in the United States, Israel and elsewhere worldwide, Masri doe...
Visiting consul: Israel matures in eyes of American public
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
If asked to choose one word to describe the essence of Israel, what would it be? Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, has been doing his best to ensure that word is “creati...
Class Presents Jewelry
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Julie Farber and students from her jewelry class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School are all smiles a party at Summerset at Frick Community Center on Sunday, April 27, where they gave out handmade...