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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 | 6 6 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...
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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 | 6 6 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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Pittsburgh area Jews find special places around county to perform tashlich
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
For centuries, Jews have tossed breadcrumbs into bodies of water between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, symbolically casting off their sins to the water itself, or to be consumed by fish that then sw...




Jewish Pittsburgh kids join the circus, and learn something, too
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 30, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty-eight kids from Jewish Pittsburgh ran away to join the circus last week. OK, maybe they didn’t actually run away, but they performed in the Greatest Show on Earth just the same. The kids appe...
Area volunteers bake High Holy Day challahs for kosher pantry
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A throng of bakers packed the kitchen at Poale Zedek synagogue, kneading dough on top of counters covered in white flour as the smell of freshly baked challah wafted through the air. But these were...
Metro Briefs August 29
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A fundraising campaign has been established in honor of one of the survivors of the June 29 lightning strike at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Ind. Ethan Kadish in Cincinnat...
Hillel JUC arranges High Holy Day events for students on land and water
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Several hundreds” of Pittsburgh area Jewish college students and young professionals are expected to observe the High Holy Days this year — on land and water. The Hillel Jewish University Center i...
Friendship Circle buys Gullifty’s as eatery closes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friendship Circle, the local non-profit that fosters social relationships between teen volunteers and children and young adults with special needs, has purchased the building currently housing ...



This year's Community Day at Kennywood broadcasted live
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The 200-some people who attended Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park this past Sunday got something they probably didn’t expect — publicity. In addition to the food, the rides and the fun — the ...
Metro Briefs, Aug. 22
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
David Nesenoff , the rabbi and filmmaker who videotaped Helen Thomas on the White House lawn stating Jews should “get the Hell out of Palestine,” is coming to Pittsburgh. Nesenoff will be the keyno...
New Castle congregation defies pressure to close its doors
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Hadar Israel may be a tiny congregation, but it is committed,  surviving despite dwindling numbers and an aging membership. While many congregations in small towns across the country have sh...
Hank Karp made a difference in Jewish Pittsburgh – quietly
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry “Hank” Karp spent his life working hard to make a difference, and he did so quietly. The Mt. Lebanon resident, who spent 23 years working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh as it...