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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators denounce attempt to import discriminatory Arizona law to Pa.
by Release
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Angel Cruz, D-Phila., today issued the following statement: "We are opposed to importing Arizona's discriminatory 'show us your papers' law to...
Bridge at White Oak Regional Park named for Milton L. Lebowitz
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven years after his death, people who knew Milton L. Lebowitz best couldn’t help but wonder on Friday, April 30, if he came back for a ceremony in his honor. The late mayor of White Oak Borough, ...
Children's book giveaway writing new chapters in publishing market
by Penny Schwartz
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BOSTON -- Once upon a time it was hard to find a wide selection of Jewish children’s books. Mostly there were books on Chanukah and Passover, plus retellings of Bible stories and folk tales. The ma...
Sandra Bullock’s big news
by Ami Eden
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For most media outlets, the headlines from People's recent interview with Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock were that she was dropping her cad of a husband and was in the process of ...
Rubashkin: I should not have entered the family business
by JTA Staff
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a federal judge expected to issue a sentence in his case later this month, a former kosher meatpacking executive expressed regret for his actions -- and entering the family busines...
Kaddish to be recited at Kent State vigil
by JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaddish will be recited during a candlelight vigil at Kent State University. A Monday gathering will mark the 40th anniversary of the shooting of four of the university's students by members of the...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
PAJC (Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee) is sponsoring the Christian – Jewish Dialogue on Thursday, May 6 - 12:00 pm at the Church of the Redeemer (next to St. Edmund Academy), 5700 Forbes Avenue, S...
Thompson-esque book pushes Jews to look forward, not backward
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson didn’t make his name by playing it safe or fitting into a mold. Instead, the sunglasses-adorning, firearm-wielding writer opted to dive into each of his subjects head ...
Sustainable timber industry grows with consumers’ help
by Editors of E/The Environmental Maga
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are OK to purchase, and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, Idaho Deforestation contin...
Suburban Yom Hashoa service marked by readings of survivor stories
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than a dozen teenage members of St. Bernard’s youth group sat mesmerized in the sanctuary of Beth El Congregation of the South Hills last Sunday night, some hearing for the first time personal...