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Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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This Jewish Pitt student is competing on “Jeopardy!” Who is …?
“Jewish Pitt Students” is the subject, and here is the clue. Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, this senior at the University of Pittsburgh will appear on “Jeopardy!” Who is Sarah Dubnik? That is correct....
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AIPAC speaker sees ‘bleak’ period of Palestinian violence continuing
Getting people interested in Palestinian politics is a hard sell, observed Grant Rumley, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. In the shad...
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Cruisin’ rabbi leads Jewish community, and others, on the high seas
Alvin Berkun has discovered a couple of “fringe benefits” to being a rabbi. The first, he joked, is his tallis; the second is the opportunity to travel the world on luxury cruise liners. Berkun, ra...
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Yiddish enthusiasts bring their passion to Squirrel Hill
It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but 20-somethings David Andrews, a secular Jewish software engineer with a penchant for Yiddish culture, and Levi Pekar, a Lebovitch psychologist who grew ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocate’s campaign on plight of Muslim women comes to Pittsburgh
There are a lot of people who do not want to hear what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to say about growing up as a female Muslim in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. In 2014, Brandeis University silenced her v...
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Joint celebration forges connection between Jewish, Muslim ‘sisters’
The feminists who are members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Women’s Center are in many ways different from the women of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, who tend toward the traditional. But by joining to...
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Local poet’s intimate collection speaks to the Jewish soul
Anyone questioning the relevance of poetry in the 21st century could do herself a favor by checking out Rachel Mennies’ very intimate collection, “The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards,” a finalist...
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Eight 80-plus seniors to be honored at annual JAA dinner
by Staff and releases
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight active 80-something seniors will be recognized at this years Eight over 80 dinner sponsored by the Jewish Association on Aging, Thursday, June 6. Each year the JAA honors eight individuals ov...
Dor Hadash to mark 50 years with weekend ceremony a
by Jesse Irwin and Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writers
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Half a century ago, Dor Hadash was established, but when the congregation celebrates its 50th anniversary this coming Sunday, the remaining founders will be wondering where the time went. Starting ...
Million dollar ‘Cadillac Plan’ to engage Jews in the South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
May 30, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has received $1 million in donations specifically earmarked to create a new community engagement initiative in the South Hills. The money comes from two ...
Peduto, Gilman say East End a model for what city can be
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Peduto and Dan Gilman see the future of Pittsburgh tied inextricably to the success or failure of the East End, the part of town where a majority of the city’s Jewish residents live. Both Pedu...
Yossi Kahana: Negev village realization of a dream
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
May 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For Yossi Kahana, the Aleh Negev rehabilitative village all started with a dream — one big dream that is changing the lives of hundreds of disabled people and their families in Israel. “Our goal in...
Congratulations to CDS graduates
May 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Pupil recalls holidays spent with Bubbe and Zeidy
by Perri Tuchman, For the Chronicle
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The following is the first place winner of the Second Annual JAA Essay Contest, which was open to students in grades 5, 6 and 7. Students from Hillel Academy, Yeshiva Schools and Co...
Shop class project teaches Hillel boys profound life lessons
by Adam Reinherz
May 24, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In Judah, Jews buried their own. In Persia, Jews buried their own. Across Europe, throughout Italy, Spain and Poland, Jews buried their own. But in America, Jews essentially stopped.  Funeral homes...
Metro Briefs May 23
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Michael Chabon , the well-known Pittsburgh-raised Jewish American novelist whose books often have strong Jewish characters and sometimes Pittsburgh settings, has been named to The Jerusalem Post  l...
Czech diplomat touts culture as way to resolve Jewish-Arab split
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
When he was in Israel, Robert Rehak, then-Czech Republic cultural attaché to the Jewish state, practiced soccer diplomacy. Specifically, he organized a model Euro Cup competition for Arab and Jewis...