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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Archives
Genealogist compiles pictorial history of West Virginia Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep in the hollows of West Virginia, Jews ran some of the most visible retail stores in the state. They campaigned to be mayors of their towns, and they served as justices on the West Virginia Sup...
Jewish Renewal leaders bring chants, environmental awareness to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When people ask Rabbi Arthur Waskow what Jewish renewal means, he often tells them to “wrap their head around feminist Chasidism.” The reaction he gets is the same, he said: “Their eyes spin in the...
After 20 years, Sam Glaser is still rocking synagogues
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The list of musicians who have successfully crossed into the mainstream from the world of Jewish music is a short one. It’s basically limited to one name: Matisyahu. But Sam Glaser hopes to join hi...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service will provide more than 10 free workshops this month to job seekers and those looking to expand their career options. Classes offe...
Pittsburgh mezzo-soprano to sing ‘Aida’ at foot of Masada
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti has played operatic roles from Lady Macbeth to Azucena, and venues from the Met to La Scala. But this summer, the Pittsburgh-based singer will embark on a new challe...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Convenant residents could recover partial deposits in suit
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of the former Covenant at South Hills can finally anticipate recovering some of the money they thought was lost when the B’nai B’rith-sponsored senior living facility was sold in bankrupt...
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
Claims Conference gets doubled home care support from Germans
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Still smarting from a scheme that defrauded it of more than $42 million, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has announced a historic agreement with the Ger...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...