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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Act of God’ features Point Park grad in larger-than-life role at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ted Pappas started thinking about who would make a good God, he took off for New York City and waited at the stage door of “Forbidden Broadway” to talk to a Jewish Point Park grad who had been...
Hebrew Free Loan Association celebrates 130 years of being ‘Pittsburgh’s best kept secret’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
It was just two years ago that Lauren and Ben Mayer, both native Pittsburghers living in Squirrel Hill, were having trouble conceiving a child and weren’t sure where to turn. The infertility treatm...
G-Nome Project warps with ease and please
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
G-Nome Project is moving up a level. The Israeli livetronica band, which performed last week at Club Cafe, showcased a set that straddled both nostalgic notes and futuristic chords. While sliding b...
Community anticipates arrival of newborn, hopes to perform rare mitzvah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows exactly when Rebecca is due to give birth, but there are lots of people who are really hoping that it’s a boy. That’s because Rebecca, a young female donkey who lives on Cabinwood Farm...
Shavuot in the Steel City offers ample opportunities for study
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
For generations dating to the time of the Second Temple, Jews have stayed up late to study Torah on Shavuot night. This year will be no different, asvarious organizations, synagogues and centers wi...
Metro Briefs May 26
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its communitywide all-night study session on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Choose fr...
‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
Day school students compete in their first Odyssey of the Mind tournament
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Because competitions are typically held on Saturdays, students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have been unable to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international creative problem-sol...
CMU’s Allan Meltzer, economist extraordinaire
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Allan Meltzer, the internationally renowned economist and esteemed Carnegie Mellon University professor, died on May 8 at the age of 89. Meltzer was a pioneer for policy reform, a prolific author, ...
Paul Caplan tells a distinguished tale
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Caplan doesn’t want you to know his age, but he is happy to tell you his life story. Like the look of the teller himself, the tale is remarkably distinguished. Caplan, a retired internist and ...