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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them. Sixty-two years after Israel's founding, it...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning will again offer an Israeli-style Hebrew ulpan this summer at 2740 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill. The ulpan, an intensive period of Hebrew language education, will c...
Campaign launched to promote city living
by Release
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today launched a campaign promoting the benefits of City living through a new website which serves as a “one-stop-shop” to information on City neighborhoods and key initiative...
Journalist, peace activist Ori Nir brings dual viewpoint to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ori Nir grew up in Israel, but now lives in the United States. He wrote for Israeli newspaper Haaretz, but is now the spokesman for Americans for Peace Now. When it comes to understanding the U.S.-...
Jazz Workshop Family Night
by Release
May 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Jazz Workshop, Inc. Family Night presents Victor Provost (Steel Pan Performer) Wednesday, May 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave. Born and raised in the U.S. Vir...
Familiar brand UJF becomes Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s Jewish federation has changed its name to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Board of Directors of the reminted federation approved the name change last month as part of ...
Rhapsodic Hungarian recipes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Antonia Szenthe likes to read Jewish cookbooks such as "Spicy Eszter" Bodrogi's "Spice and Soul: Jewish Cooking Here and Now" and adapt the recipes to her family's taste. She also enjoy...
'By Fire, By Water'
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Mitchell Kaplan’s garden is in full bloom. After years of patient nurturing, research and weeding, the show has begun. “This April, the blossoms burst forth from their sprigs. First came the delica...
CDS students against hunger
by Community Day School
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of second-graders and kindergarteners from Community Day School got together to learn about ways to help families around the world who are struggling with poverty. In an effort to continue ...
Hollywood turns out for Wiesenthal tribute dinner
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journal
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance again proved that flaunting a cuddly relationship with Hollywood helps boost its cause. This year’s national tribute dinner honoring...