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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Metro Briefs January 28
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will hold its monthly East End Christian-Jewish Dialogue on Thursday, Feb. 4, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Rodef Shalom. Rabbi Aaron Bisno will be discussing “The Rise...
Allen’s sidekick, Tony Roberts, on teetering on the edge of fame
by Lonnie Firestone, JTA
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes. “You know, I was having lunch with some guys fro...
Metro Briefs January 21
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the Pittsburgh Jewish community to join in a new class about making important end-of-life decisions from a Jewish perspective. “A Time to Prepare” will provide forms and guidel...
Federation’s new education director finds ‘great treasure’ in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In its ongoing effort to strengthen and grow lifelong Jewish education in Pittsburgh, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rabbi Amy Bardack, currently the Judaic studies director ...
No clear-cut challenger yet for Toomey’s Senate seat
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The answer to the question of which Democratic candidate is best poised to take on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the general election in November depends on whom you ask. “There are different opini...
With service in mind, Penn State Hillel students apply tikkun olam in Honduras
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight students from Penn State Hillel traveled to Roatan, Honduras, for a weeklong service learning experience.  The trip, billed as an alternative winter break program, was intended to introduce s...
Community rallies to support young fire victim and her family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly before Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 1, Meira Loring, 5, sustained burns in an accident at her family’s home. Following surgery she remains in stable condition at Mercy Hospital. Since the incide...



For some in Jewish community, it’s what Obama didn’t say that was loud and clear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, while short on policy proposals, focused instead on a review of his administration’s accomplishments during the last seven years. But what ...
Police investigating Squirrel Hill robbery
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A pharmacy in Squirrel Hill was robbed Thursday night, and the perpetrator escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sonya Toler, public information officer for Pittsburgh’s Departme...
The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...