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How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Rivers debuts quintessential Pittsburgh story
“It’s a film by a Pittsburgher, about a Pittsburgher, partially shot in Pittsburgh,” Eddie Rosenstein says of his movie, “The Freedom to Marry,” which kicks off this year’s Three Rivers Film Festiv...
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
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Shakespeare’s Jew comes to Pittsburgh
For more than 400 years, since “The Merchant of Venice” was written, readers and audiences have been debating the question: Is this play anti-Semitic? This question was raised and discussed again, ...
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Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 11 11 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 | 60 60 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
JTA
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 | 62 62 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...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 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...