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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Metro Briefs August 16
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Cohen , a leading sociologist whose current research focuses on the emerging patterns of Jewish identity and community among Jews in their 20s and 30s, will be the next speaker in the “Conve...
Hillel JUC has strategies to engage more students in Jewish life on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Incoming Jewish freshmen have not yet unpacked their bags or begun to get settled into their University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University dorms, but the folks at Hillel Jewish University...
Moishe House coming to Pittsburgh; $6M investment clears way for project
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Moishe House, an international organization providing Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s by creating home-based communities, is coming to Pittsburgh. In fact, it’s already here. Four 2...
Holocaust, August Wilson centers to partner on ‘Nazi Olympics’ exhibition
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture have announced a partnership to present “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936...
Metro Briefs August 9
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Walter Jacob , rabbi emeritus of Rodef Shalom Congregation, is out with a new book — his 40th. At 59 pages, it’s hardly Jacob’s longest book, but it may be his most personal. “Benno Jacob: Sc...
Federation campaign reaches $13M goal — all-time high
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Year Annual Campaign closed last week after achieving its record goal of $13 million. “We were confident it would come in,” Federation Chair...
Weinberg assumes principal position at Hillel Academy
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sam Weinberg has been named the new principal of Hillel Academy, succeeding Rabbi Avrumi Sacks, who is leaving the school after three years. Sacks will be available to consult with Weinberg, ...
Rosh Hashana cover contest begins
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle invites Pittsburgh area Jewish students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to present their cover designs for our Rosh Hashana edition, which will be published Sept. 13. Th...
Locals join 90,000 for Siyum HaShas
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews packed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last Wednesday night for the 12th Siyum HaShas, the celebration of the seven-and-a-half-year study cycle of the Tal...
Temple B'nai Israel prepares to mark centennial with banquet
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
There is one undeniable fact about Temple B’nai Israel: it’s a survivor. The White Oak-based Reform congregation is preparing to celebrate its centennial — something many other congregations up and...