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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
Mar 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...




AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized as a model for collaboration
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
AgeWell Pittsburgh, the central outreach umbrella for a myriad of services for senior citizens, has been chosen out of 350 applicants as one of eight finalists for the 2017 Collaboration Prize. If ...
The writing is on the wall: Alphabet City is North Side oasis for the arts
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a story about the 16th century rabbi, Isaac Luria, that has resonated with artist Diane Samuels for the last quarter century, a Jewish folktale, she explained, that is told in other cultur...