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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Pittsburgher leads off in building Israeli WBC team
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Haim Katz comes by his love for baseball naturally, and in true Pittsburgh fashion. “I played as a kid,” the Mt. Lebanon native said. “One of the earliest games I went to was the 1960 World Series;...
Happy 100th Bella Heppenheimer
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
In conjunction with Hadassah’s centennial, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter is honoring Bella Heppenheimer for her 100th birthday. The celebration will take place at the Covenant of South Hills Sunda...
Wolfs receive warm Emma Kaufmann Camp reception
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf Sr. and his wife Leatrice were the lead donors for the development of the new pool complex at the Jewish Community Center’s Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, W.Va., which they recently...
Metro Briefs August 2
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its first Wild Rumpus Race, for adults and children, Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park, 261 Rosecrest Drive, Monroevi...
PSO musicians touch souls with sounds at Beth El
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
People swayed in their seats at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. Some tapped their feet; others sat mesmerized by the music that touched their Jewish souls. No, this wasn’t a Shabbat servic...
Junior Israeli tennis stars to play here
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
A special exhibition match featuring young athletes from the Israel Tennis Center teams will be held in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Squirrel Hill. An ho...
Health center moves to newer, expanded space
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Health Center has dramatically increased its capacity to serve its medical and dental patients with new, expanded offices located at 4516 Browns Hill Road. The new space — which h...
Jewish community plays role in Community House project
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The East End Cooperative Ministry — which partners with local congregations of diverse faiths, including Beth Shalom, Dor Hadash, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom — has begun...
First Kander Award gives career boost to Hollywood-bound filmmaker
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The inaugural winner of Steeltown Film Factory’s Ellen Weiss Kander Award, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Yulin Kuang, wrapped filming her award-winning script “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-C...
Social justice forum educates voters on controversial voter ID law
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Joyce Block has voted in every election since 1944. But Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law could end her streak. Under the law, the 89-year-old Bucks County resident, like all Pennsylvania...