facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
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...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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....
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
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...
Boys U-16 hoops team plays tough, but fails to medal at Maccabi
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The U-16 boys basketball team, which competed in the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games in Austin, Texas, last month, quickly became a fan favorite during the Games. “I don’t necessarily think we were the Stee...
Jewish snowboarder vies for spot on U.S. Olympics team
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Seth Hill is one dreidel that doesn’t want to land on his side. The Jewish professional snowboarder from Jacksonville, Ore., says he often spins like a dreidel when he does a “1080” — three full ro...
Jewish policeman from Texas seeking birth mother in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jay Saltzman became “a little emotional” when he arrived in Pittsburgh last week, the first time he has been back in 53 years. Saltzman, 53, knows he was born in Pittsburgh, but not at which hospit...
Metro Briefs August 15
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrew Goldstein , staff writer and intern for The Jewish Chronicle, concludes his second consecutive internship with the paper this week. An incoming senior at Point Park University, Goldstein fir...
Rosenberg to speak at T.E. on research work in Amiens
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Emanuel of South Hills will offer a knight to remember this Selichot, 5774, as historian, Darfur activist and recently knighted David Rosenberg addresses the congregation. Rosenberg will be ...
Federation campaign breaks record; raises $13.35 million in 2012-13
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh raised $13.35 million through its 2013 Annual Campaign, meeting its goal, and surpassing last year’s record-breaking campaign by $350,000. The 2013 Annua...
Knit the Bridge covers Downtown span in yarn; nation takes note
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s 400-plus bridges spanning its rivers, hollows and creeks are made of iron, steel and concrete. But, for a while at least, of one of them is made of — yarn? OK, maybe it’s only decorate...
Center for Women offers workshops
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Center for Women, a collaborative initiative of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh (JWF), will hold workshops at their office, locat...
Karmiel Dance Festival a highlight for Diller teens
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Just as Pittsburghers each year look forward to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, a cultural keystone in southwestern Pennsylvania, those living in Karmiel, Pittsburgh’s sister city, have their own c...