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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Photo exhibit pays tribute to Albanian Muslims
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When Norman Gershman told his friend, fellow photographer Stuart Huck, that he was traveling to Albania to shoot pictures of righteous people, Huck was happy to offer advice about what photographic...
Pro-Israel, pro-Palestine students share views at Pitt
by Abby Gordon
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Any program that can get young Jews and Palestinians to sit together under the same tent, then peacefully and respectfully discuss the issues that divide them, is arguably a darn good program. That...
Federation touts ‘Mega Mission’ at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, this was not your typical Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh annual meeting. Typical annual meetings aren’t planned around the theme of an international flight to Israel. Typical annual me...
Correction
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning also participated in the Pittsburgh Day of Giving, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4. The agency was unintentionally left off a list published in the Sept. 22 Chronicl...
Seeing God’s love
Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
by Rabbi Mike Werbow
Congregation Beth Shalom
Sep 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations! We have all made it to the first Shabbat of 5772. For the past week (or more) we have been wishing each other, “L’shana tova tikateyvu,” (may you be inscribed for a good year). Now...
Life with Tourette’s
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marc Elliot was a junior in high school, he got kicked off a Greyhound bus for shouting a racial epithet. Elliot did not blurt out the offensive term intentionally, but that incident may well ...
Still opens for the High Holy Days
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a continuing series of stories of synagogues that are outliving their congregations.) Amidst the stacks of papers covering the desk of John Katz at his real est...
Beth Shalom art show gets under way this week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will host a festival this week showcasing more than 1,500 works of Israeli art, including original oil and watercolor paintings, lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, at the ...
Day of Giving set for Oct. 4
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish nonprofit organizations will be among some 500 entities participating Tuesday, Oct. 4, in this year’s Pittsburgh Day of Giving, supported by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Community residents ar...
Parking policy in place for holidays
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Pittsburgh will again extend the courtesy of a no ticketing policy for street cleaning and/or early trash placement during Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. City Counc...