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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Bullying film, discussion sheds critical light on dangerous issue
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It did not seem to matter that the bullies and their victims came from small towns, from the Bible Belt, or Sioux City, Iowa, or Perkins, Okla. And it did not matter that the relentless taunting an...
The Federation's Young Adult Division participated in making phone calls during Fundfest.
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Fundfest drew some 50 volunteers to the Young Adult Division Night of the fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 27. The volunteers helped raise money for vital hu...
Rodef Shalom, Temple Sinai to mark WRJ centennial
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The centennial anniversary of the Women of Reform Judaism will be marked in Pittsburgh Feb. 8 and 9 during special Shabbat programming at both Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom Congregation. Using Shab...
Fundraising professionals promoted at Federation
Feb 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has promoted three professionals in a continuing effort to consolidate all of the organization’s financial resource development into a unified approach. ...
Metro Briefs January 31
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NCJW, Pittsburgh Section , is opening a “Personal Care Closet” at its Anathan House offices in Squirrel Hill. The Personal Care Closet will provide women and children in need with a sustainable sou...
A campaign to end bullying and isolation in the community
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of local Jewish teens will gather Sunday, Feb. 3, to address the issue of bullying. The event “Bully: The Movie — An Exclusive Screening and Workshop for Jewish Teens and Parents,” will be...
Evelyn Glick Bloom
Feb 01, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Evelyn Glick Bloom was "a people's person"; a smiling woman who both dared to dream and to make those dreams happen.  She was a multifaceted community activist before the term was coined.  Her beli...
Breast cancer forum to stress genetic testing for BRCA
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven years ago, Bryna Siegel Finer learned that she had a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, and was tested to see if she had the BRCA2 genetic mutation — a mutation that increases the r...
Ravenstahl, Peduto, Lamb trade barbs at Squirrel Hill mayoral debate
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The three men vying to be Pittsburgh’s next mayor don’t disagree on everything, but they don’t agree on much. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City Councilman Bill Peduto and City Controller Michael Lamb too...
Athletes turn out for Indoor Triathlon at the JCC
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty-one athletes from age 8 to over 80 years old competed in the Indoor Triathlon at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill Sunday, Jan. 20. The Western Pennsylvania J...