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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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J-Site’s Mitzvah Corp to bring South Hills, Monroeville students together
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish teenagers from points east and south of Pittsburgh will soon be connecting in acts of tikkun olam, courtesy of a new program offered by J-Site. Temple Emanuel of South Hills and Temple David...
Pittsburgh Federation leaders see first hand Jewish-supported relief work in Haiti
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
There are two ways to look at the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti, Edgar Snyder said. There is the macro view, which takes in the enormity of the tragedy, and the micro view, which finds the goo...
JCC Centerfit announces Platinum membership changes
by Release
Aug 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh announces that beginning Sept. 1, Centerfit Platinum membership will offer all group exercise classes free for Centerfit Platinum members. Centerfi...
Ground Zero mosque developer open to move
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The developer of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero said it would consider building elsewhere a day before President Obama defended its right to build there. New York Gov. David Paterson last week ...
Supermarket market chains jump on locally grown bandwagon
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that local food has health and environmental benefits, but my local grocer only carries a few items. Is there a push for bigger supermarkets to carry locally produced food? —...
Walk out on Ahmadinejad at U.N., key Jewish group urges
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A major Jewish umbrella organization has called on member states of the United Nations to walk out on a speech by Iran's president. Anticipating that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again will seek to address ...
Israeli, Palestinian researchers sharing clean water grant
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli and a Palestinian researcher are sharing a U.S. grant to increase the supply of clean water in Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Moshe Herzberg of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Pr...
Barak OKs purchase of U.S. fighter jets
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister has approved a $2.75 billion deal to purchase the world's most advanced warplane from the United States. Ehud Barak on Sunday approved "in principle" the purc...
Study: Mental health needs of Orthodox Jews not being met
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The mental health needs of the haredi Orthodox and Chasidic communities are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new Yeshiva University study. The study said that service ga...
Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...