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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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Eight over 80 raises thousands for senior citizens
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 280 people packed the Soldiers and Sailors banquet hall in Oakland, Thursday, June 2, to celebrate Eight Over 80, which honored eight members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community who, in th...
Archive project will tell stories of women rabbis
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
What started as an idea for a play — also a documentary — about women rabbis has transformed into a project to videotape interviews with these trailblazing clergy from all four streams of Judaism a...
EKC pool renovations complete in time for camp season
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Following about 10 months of construction, Emma Kaufmann Camp’s John and Leatrice Wolf Aquatics Center is ready for campers to dive in when the camp season begins June 19. Ground was first broken A...
Braunstein: Israel experience will influence Carson project
by Lee Chottiner
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale morphs into a modern museum reflecting the work of the famed nature writer, Joy Braunstein hopes it will attract crowds from all over the world. That es...
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival draws inspiration from fables
by Toby Tabachnick
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Three of the most renowned tales in Jewish folklore will come to life beginning this week, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival. The Festival, an annual summer concert series founded in...
World traveling family donates new Torah to Pittsburgh Chabad
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Shavuot is the holiday in which Jews celebrate receiving the Torah from God. This year, Chabad of Pittsburgh can celebrate doubly. Just in time for Shavuot, a new-to-Pittsburgh family, the Atlans, ...
Jews prepare for their Shavuot all-nighter
by Toby Tabachnick
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The night before God gave the Torah to the Jews, they went to sleep so that they would be well rested for the next day’s momentous event, according to a story in the Midrash. But, they overslept. M...
AJM’s new exhibition examines our relationship with water
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s all around us — and inside us — but in many ways, we take it for granted. It’s water, and it’s the theme of “Too Shallow for Diving: The 21st Century is Treading Water,” a new exhibition at th...
Point Park puts on 'Diary of Anne Frank'
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no shortage of routes to take when learning about the Holocaust: visiting the museums, reading the books, watching the movies or talking to the survivors. But, as Shirley Tannenbaum, head ...
Holocaust survivor to become bat mitzva at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
May 26, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
As a survivor of the Stutthof concentration camp, Fanny Gelernter still becomes distraught at certain sights and sounds: trains, crying children, the large smokestacks at the Waterfront. But she is...