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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
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Proclamation: ‘Congregants risked life and limb’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
At the insistence of City Councilman Doug Shields, the City Council issued a proclamation to Congregation Poale Zedeck during its Tuesday, May 24, session, affirming the swift and effective action ...
Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Kreimer: There’s room in Jerusalem for Jews and Arabs
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Kreimer, associate director of Ir Amim, spoke to an audience last Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center of Squirrel Hill. Kreimer’s presentation focused on current Israeli policies and ...
Airline industry seeks more eco-friendly aircraft
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Can airplanes run on cleaner fuels or be electric powered? Are there changes afoot in the airline business to find cleaner fuels? — Reema Islam, Dhaka, Bangladesh  Given air travel’...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Singer travels down the Boulevard from London to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After growing up in one of the biggest music hubs of the world, Joel Lindsey now spends his days playing around Pittsburgh as one half of acoustic soul duo Boulevard of the Allies. For a guitarist,...
Dorothy Binstock was an early feminist, national women’s leader
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong champion of human rights, Dorothy Binstock, of Oakland, made a career out of volunteering her time to promote justice, both locally and internationally. Binstock died Monday, May 24, at ...
JAA names 2010 Eight Over 80
by Release
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging will hold its annual Eight Over 80 celebration Thursday, June 3, at Weinberg Village. The 2010 honorees are: • Professor Joe Eaton — a refugee from Nazi Germany, Eat...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...
Holistic Moms Network forming in Pittsburgh
by Release
May 24, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A new chapter of the Holistic Moms Network is forming in Pittsburgh and will hold their Chapter Kick-Off Open House at the Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill located at 5700 Forbes Avenue in P...