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Metro Briefs 7-28
Little Lake Theatre is auditioning actors for a fall tour production of “Letters to Sala.” The production is looking for men (ages 20-35) and women (ages 20-50) for various roles. All actors on tou...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classrooms Without Borders takes educators, teachers on moving journey through Poland
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” This quotation from Seneca is one way to sum up why many teachers and students participated in a recent Classrooms Without Borders trip to...
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Zalman Shapiro, scientist and supporter of Israel, passes away at 96
Zalman Shapiro, a man whose energetic mind propelled submarines to new depths, died at his Oakland home on July 16. Shapiro was 96. Throughout his industrious career as a physical chemist and inven...
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Pittsburgher stands up for Gretchen Carlson
Allan Ripp didn’t start out as a PR man. “I wanted to work for The New York Times really badly,” Ripp, who reps former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson in her battle against her former employer, said...
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Creative Kosher Catering cooks up new base in East Pittsburgh
Creative Kosher Catering has found a new place to make dough. Having out- grown previous locales in Squirrel Hill and Greenfield — most recently the kitchen of Congregation Poale Zedeck — the cater...
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Duolingo enables English speakers to learn Hebrew for free
Duolingo, the free language-learning platform that has attracted more than 150 million users, recently released a Hebrew for English speakers course. Since the June 23 release, more than 53,000 stu...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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...
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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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A second generation of the Vokols sing out
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
When University of Pittsburgh freshman Pramod Jacob sang his first song in Hebrew last fall, it was, admittedly, “a little uncomfortable,” he said. “I’m pretty much a devout Christian.” Jacob is on...
Sam Fuld, Jewish MLB prospect, gets fresh start at Tampa Bay
by Jonathan Mayo
Mar 24, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TAMPA, Fla. – I’m the first to admit that I have certain favorite subjects. I can’t help it. When I see outfielder Sam Fuld, I have to write about him. I first wrote about the outfielder back in th...
Instruments tell the story In ‘Amnon’s Journey’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Amnon Weinstein’s journeys to countries that include Poland, France, Italy and Lithuania are chronicled in “Amnon’s Journey,” a short documentary of an enthusiast’s quest to locate and restore viol...
Promoting learning in an environmentally responsible way
by Sara Nimchinsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy has been exploring options to increase student learning and operate in a more cost effective and environmentally responsible manner. Some of these measures involve the use of technol...
Covenant settlement finally done, but details still sketchy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The class action lawsuits filed by more than 80 residents of the former Covenant at South Hills against B’nai B’rith International and its affiliates have been settled. Though the terms of the sett...
Fund for Victims of Terror reaches out to Fogels following attack
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When the second intifada hit Israel in the early 2000s, the need for outside aid suddenly skyrocketed, and the money sent to Israel by American Jewish organizations simply couldn’t be raised anew e...
How Israel can feed more people without spending a shekel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Gidi Kroch says hunger — not terrorism — is the leading problem facing the State of Israel. He should know. Kroch, who visited Pittsburgh last week, is the chief executive officer of Leket Israel, ...
Escaping the box: 18 minutes to Passover freedom
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Mar 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- In every generation, the Haggadah tells us, the wise, the simple, the non-askers and even the baddies are obligated to see themselves as though they themselves actually had come out ...
Jewish leaders taking ‘wait and see’ approach to proposed budget
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2011-2012 budget, which would cut spending by more than 3 percent, potentially could significant affect programs and services in the Jewish community, Local leaders, how...
Downtown department store enshrined at Historic Pittsburgh
by Staff
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Frank and Seder clothing store, for decades a business institution Downtown, is now remembered on the Internet. The Rauh Jewish Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center has just posted a c...