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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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We Stand with Israel: A Gathering in Solidarity
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh encourages the entire community to come together for this expression of solidarity with Israel Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center,...
Fighting in Israel, Gaza affects Pittsburgh, Jewish community
by Chronicle Staff
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As rockets continue toAs rockets continue to terrorize Israel, and the Jewish state responds with air strikes, the fighting in the region has touched the Pittsburgh community in many ways. Families...
Jewish, Muslim students build bridges while fighting rages in Middle East
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As fighting raged between the Jewish state and militant Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip, Jewish students and members of the Muslim Students Association at the University of Pittsburgh came togeth...
History of gift giving on Chanuka, with gift guide
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Shop ’til you drop Chanuka begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which falls this year on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8. For many Jews across the United States, that means now is the time to start sh...
Drescher: Black press attacked treatment of Jews following Kristallnacht
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the fallout of the fires and broken glass of Kristallnacht, some of the best friends Jews had were in the Black community, Seymour Drescher said. “The African-American press editorials noted tha...
Rauh digitizes YM/WHA, Y-IKC newsletters; posts them to online Jewish news archive
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rauh Jewish Archives has announced that the weekly newsletters of the Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association, the Y-IKC, and the Jewish Community Center, from 1926 to 1975, have been digitized ...
Israeli peoplehood specialist stresses youth during visit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli expert on peoplehood education said the biggest challenge facing Jews on this subject is not defining peoplehood but engaging young people. On that front, Shlomi Ravid, the founding dire...
Designer Days
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Metro Briefs November 15
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has won the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Sapir Award for Campaign Excellence. The award, which recognizes the Federation’s 2011 Annual Camp...
Highmark to begin coverage for genetic screening in 2013
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Highmark, Inc. will be changing its medical policy in January 2013 to provide insurance coverage for pre-conception genetic tests for Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 18 and 29. Most other large ...