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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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PAJC program cancelled for Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee's Nov. 1 Christian-Jewish Dialogue is cancelled. The group will host a special topic discussion Thursday, Nov. 8.
Metro Briefs October 25
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service , along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Labor Zionist Educat...
J Street Pittsburgh hosts viewing party for foreign policy presidential debate
by Tony Sonita, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 100 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community met Monday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to watch the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt ...
Committed, undecided students watch final debate at Hillel JUC
by Sam Lapin, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
About 20 people joined the Pittsburgh Israel Public Affairs Committee (PIPAC), a student organization at the University of Pittsburgh, to watch President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate on...
Protest planned to support Anat Hoffman
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of Women at the Wall and Anat Hoffman will hold a Shema-in, Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m., in Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Congregation. They will pray the Shema as a group for a YouTube film...
Wolfson’s work broke ground for same-sex marriage
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Wolfson has two reasons to be happy this week: His first wedding anniversary was Monday, Oct. 15, and support for same-sex marriage has never been stronger in the United States. Some say Wolfs...
Metro Briefs October 18
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A communitywide screening for potential carriers of 19 Jewish genetic diseases will take place, Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 8 p.m., at the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, 4607 Forbes A...
Specter remembered here as friend of Israel, tireless worker
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburghers from all backgrounds were remembering Arlen Specter this week as a friend of Israel who believed, perhaps by the force of his own personality, he could make a difference in the...
Jewish photographer organizes exhibit on fracking here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fracking — the process of pumping a fluid and a material such as sand down a well under high pressure to create fractures in gas-bearing rock — is an unlikely subject of a photography exhibit, espe...
Squirrel Hill Project starts
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Barbara Burstin speaks to a crowd of 100 about the history of the migration and settlement of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. B...