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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Outdoor Purim event is feel good despite the cold
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Central to Purim is reversal — Vashti was killed, Esther became queen; Haman made gallows for Mordechai, Haman was hanged. The list goes on, and considering the turnabout theme, it only makes sense...
Allderdice: Always No. 1 in the hearts of its fans
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in a fairy tale the dragon gets slayed. Pittsburgh Allderdice’s historic run ended Saturday night as its boys’ varsity basketball team lost, 73-62, to Roman Catholic in the PIAA Class AAAA cha...
Metro Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Henry Shapiro will hold a Klezmer Guitar CD Crowdfunding Campaign from March 20 to April 26 at jewcer.com/klezmerguitar. Jewcer.com supports Jewish themed and Jewish community based projects...



CMU physics professor hit by a gravitational wave of excitement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the Carnegie Mellon University office of Ira Rothstein almost feels like walking onto the movie set for “A Beautiful Mind” or “Good Will Hunting.” The expansive white board is filled with ...
Terror in Jaffa hits home for local students in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory Steinberg was in Israel last week with a group of M.B.A.  students from Carnegie Mellon University when he got the news that Taylor Force, a 29-year old former U.S. Army officer and Vanderbilt...





Forbidden Holocaust-era music revived in communal tribute
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 80 years after the rumblings of the Holocaust stifled the musical compositions of a generation, the era’s silenced scores were revived in Oakland, all in tribute to the quarter-century de...
When it comes to culling deer population, Jews in Mt. Lebanon hold dear to ideals
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The deer are pretty much everywhere in Mt. Lebanon. They travel in packs around parking lots and across streets; they graze through flower and vegetable gardens, leaving only bare stems and stubs i...



Yeshiva girls celebrate discovery through play’s production
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Some say that art imitates life, and others say that life imitates art. Either way, it is hard to ignore the parallels between the plot of “Can You Imagine?” — the original play staged this week at...
‘Ruby of Cochin’ provides firsthand look at bygone era of India’s Jews
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Indian Jewish community remains largely unfamiliar to modern Jews; it was therefore quite a surprise to have discovered “Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Woman Remembers,” a memoir by Ruby Daniel. Dan...
Purim roundup
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom Congregation , Fox Chapel. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Games, food, children’s activities, jump house, hamantaschen. Megillah reading on Wednesday, March 23 ...