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Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
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Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
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Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
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Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
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Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
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Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
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JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Interfaith book group binds women together
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The women range from their mid-20s to retirees. They run businesses or work at nonprofits, are authors or educators or stay-at-home moms. They are Jews, Christians and Muslims. They share a love of...
Community chaplaincy program could fill the gaps in pastoral care
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Keith Rosenstock’s father — who is well into his 90s — lives at a senior community located on the Allegheny River in O’Hara Township, as do “a surprising large number of other Jews.” But while the ...
Students gather for little activity and big respect
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the molecular combinations that Dolores Kubiak taught her chemistry students years ago, the bond they remembered most was friendship and respect. Anna Waldman, Emily Harris and Hinda Barsky ...
Metro Briefs January 27
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging i s recognizing staff and volunteers from the past several years whose lifework at JAA’s Sivitz Jewish Hospice has brought comfort and caring to many. The 20 Years o...
‘Jewish Americana’ music gets its moment in the spotlight
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In his opinion, the Jewish music he had heard growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area ranged from “really bad to horrible.” In ...
Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
by Jack Riemer, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Metro Briefs January 20
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section friends and supporters will join the Pittsburgh Sister March on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the City-County Building o...
Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jeremy Markiz was in sixth grade and had an opportunity to choose an adult to job shadow for a day, he followed his rabbi. So it was really “no big surprise,” he said, when almost a decade lat...
Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 11 winters, Marilyn and Casey Neuman have skipped out on the cold and ice in Pittsburgh, and have headed down to Palm Beach County in Florida. Who could blame them? With a nice home in...
Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...