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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Dori Oshlag will never be able to think of Susan Wolfe without seeing a handwritten thank you note. Literally. Oshlag still has the note. It’s hanging on the bulletin board in her office. Wolfe, on...
Harris-Gershon bumped from speaking engagement at UC Santa Barbara Hillel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story; it also includes links to references at the end.) David Harris-Gershon, a Jewish Pittsburgh writer and teacher, says he is not a supporter of...
Judge strikes part of Bloom suit against Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge has ruled that allegations of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment should be stricken from Sandee Bloom’s complaint for employment discrimination against former...
Metro Briefs February 6
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its Annual Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center’s Levinson Hall.   Jay and Margaret Angel are this year’s guests of honor ...
Condemnation of ASA boycott pending in state legislature
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The state Legislature is considering companion resolutions condemning the Academic Studies Association for its recent votes to boycott Israeli universities. House resolution 627, which is co-sponso...
Pitt professor to address Jerusalem evolution at South Hills Torah Weekend
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jason von Ehrenkrook, the Perlow lecturer in Classical Judaism at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the scholar-in-residence for Torah Weekend in the South Hills, Feb. 7-8. Torah Weekend is an ...
J Street program addresses Jerusalem, Jewish identity
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The sign taped to the door of Room B at the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library Sunday read, “Jerusalem: Can one city serve as capital to both Israel & the future Palestinian state?” Inside, r...
Braunstein’s Me2/Orchestra plays right notes with inclusive message
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 58, Gigi Weisman, a violinist and children’s entertainer, thought that her days playing in an orchestra were behind her. Weisman, who began playing violin as a child, has always loved making...
Local woman — WUPJ official — monitors tense standoff in Ukraine
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Anne Molloy is following the political upheaval in Ukraine, during which at least two Jews have been attacked while a public commemoration for Holocaust victims was called off. As chair of the Form...
URJ’s Rick Jacobs to visit Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The leader of the largest Jewish denomination in the world will visit Pittsburgh in February to meet with rabbis and lay leaders here. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, ...