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Allen’s sidekick, Tony Roberts, on teetering on the edge of fame
NEW YORK — There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes. “You know, I was having lunch with some guys fro...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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For ex-baseball players, Israel is a place to learn, teach
Out of baseball after four years playing in the minor leagues, Brent Powers, a Christian from Texas, took a tour of Israel last year with his wife. He was smitten with the country and considered ho...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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From HBO to Arthur Miller, what a ‘tough guy’ actor learned from his Jewish grandma
NEW YORK — On a trip to London last year, actor Michael Zegen caught a revival performance of Arthur Miller’s 1955 drama, “A View from the Bridge.” about a Brooklyn longshoreman whose protective im...
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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...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House following the deaths of nine protesters on a Gaza-bound ship boarded by Israel's Navy. Netanyahu was sched...
Condemned by the world, Israel blames flotilla organizers for Gaza deaths
by Marcy Oster
JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- As Israel fended off worldwide condemnation for the deaths of nine international activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship and blamed the rioting on the flotilla's organizers, Prime Minister ...
Interfaith blood drive a first in Pittsburgh
by Release
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and non-Jews will join in a first-time interfaith blood drive on Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m., to support the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh. The drive, which will take place in the East Club Lou...
Grant pushes historic partnership of seminaries
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewis...
The disproportionate success of Jews in America
by Steven L. Pease
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
SONOMA, Calif. -- When I was a kid, the prospect of catching polio was terrifying. We could not dive into a public swimming pool for fear we would spend the rest of our lives in an iron lung. Two J...
Conservatives' ethical seal nearing kosher marketplace
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- “We will not put a hechsher on pork products.” Counterintuitive as the need for that statement about kosher certification might sound, it was just one of the points about the Conservati...
Park named for O’Connor to be part of Squirrel Hill master plan
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story contains information that was not in the original story posted Thursday.) The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition met Monday night to discuss new details of their “master plan”...
Pa. lawmakers attend Jewish Heritage Month reception at White House
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish state representatives — Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery attended the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish American Heritage Month. The event was h...
News from the Jewish media this week
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Lots of interesting (and some disturbing reading) from the Jewish media this week. By disturbing, we mean this JTA story about the heckling of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his son, ...