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AJM exhibit puts Jane Haskell’s creativity in the spotlight
Jane Haskell was an artist, philanthropist and patron of the arts who worked in a variety of media to create paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Haskell (1923- 2013) is best known for ...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yiddish theater helped prepare actress for Benedum
Who would have thought that performing in the Yiddish theater would prepare an actress for a national tour of a Tony Award-winning musical? Who knew the Yiddish theater was still a thing? Up until ...
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New book delves into past, present and future of Chabad
It’s been 12 years since Rabbi Eric Yoffie, then the president of the Union of Reform Judaism, pointed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as a source of inspiration for his own movement’s synagogues ...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review: In a simpler time, ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ hits the mark on the Lower East Side immigrant story
Prior to the 1950s, literature for and about Jewish children was sparse, if practically nonexistent.  That all changed with the publication of “All-of-a Kind Family” in 1951. The book was groundbre...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival celebrates evolving styles, cultures
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival’s four concerts of 2010 hit the city next week, they’ll sound, for many Jews, like familiarity mixed with newness. That’s because this year’s festival them...
Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident...
Jewish groups respond to oil spill crisis
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The now infamous oil spill off the Gulf Coast has led to relief efforts sponsored by Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Funds for Justice are two organiza...
Pittsburgh leaders join federation delegation to D.C.
by Release
Jun 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two leaders from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joined a delegation of national federation leaders who met with Obama administration officials and senior congressional leaders in Washi...
Shear succeeds Orbach as Pitt’s Jewish Studies chair
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As he becomes the new director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, professor Adam Shear is making two basic promises. He will keep things as they were, and he will move t...
Bus driver honored for heroics in N.J. crash
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Roach, the bus driver whose experience and skill saved the lives of 50 local Yeshiva boys and the adults accompanying them on a trip to Crown Heights, was recognized on Monday, May 24, at Y...
Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...
Welcome to Obama’s Jewish America
by By Ron Kampeas
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The athletes, the astronauts, the alternative music, the black rabbi, the white dress uniforms and, above all, the left-handed baseball immortal: Welcome to Barack Obama's Jewish Amer...
U.S. Jewish left-wing groups condemn Gaza deaths
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Two American Jewish left-wing groups called for an investigation into the deaths of pro-Palestinian activists and urged more engagement in the peace process. Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committe...
SilverSneakers now available at Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park
by Release
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park, located at 261 Rosecrest Drive in Monroeville, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community. By partnering with the nationally recogni...