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On this Front Porch, young, local artists grab a deserving spotlight
Summer and romance go together so well that local theater company Front Porch Theatricals kicks off its season May 22 with “The Last Five Years,” a piece detailing five years in the lives of a New ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paper or plastic?
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: How effective have plastic bag bans and restrictions been on reducing plastic litter and other problems associated with their proliferation? And is it really better to use paper bag...
Summer camps bolster efforts to recruit campers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For many Jews, regardless of denomination, observance, sex or background, summer camp is as fundamental a part of growing up Jewish as a bar mitzva or — though no one remembers his own — a bris. In...
Liberal Jewish groups optimistic about Stevens' replacement
by Ron Kampeas and Ari Bildner
JTA
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Jewish groups who liked John Paul Stevens as a Supreme Court justice are getting ready to dish out the same like to whomever replaces him. Most of the Jewish groups closely ...
He was called dean of the Orthodox rabbinate
by Angela Leibowicz
Communiuty Editor
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Baruch Poupko, rabbi emeritus of Shaare Torah Congregation, died Wednesday, April 14, in Seattle, where he has lived for several years. He was 92. Poupko, son of the late Rabbi Eliezer and Pe...
Demjanjuk calls Munich trial ‘torture'
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Munich -- John Demjanjuk addressed the court at his German war crimes trial for the first time, expressing anger over the proceedings. In a statement read by his attorney, Ulrich Busch, in the Muni...
Warning to Israelis: Leave Sinai now
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israelis have been warned to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately. Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday evening issued the warning, citing "concrete information" that terr...
Thirty damaged or destroyed gravestones discovered in McKees Rocks cemetery
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The dawning of spring revealed an unpleasant reality at the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob cemetery in McKees Rocks — about 30 headstones were toppled by both weather and vandalism during the wi...
Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
by JTA
Apr 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey. The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewi...
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will present awards to 26 high school seniors
by Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania will hold its 2010 Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Sunday, May 16, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Cocktails an...
Jews mourn death of Polish president
by JTA
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland's leadership. Memorial services were scheduled i...