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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Gene screening for preventable diseases
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Get Screened! for 19 Preventable Jewish Genetic Diseases Date: Sunday March 23 Time: 1 to 4:00 p.m. Place: JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave.
Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit East End Cooperative
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will sponsor the Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit the East End Cooperative ministries, Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m., at the synagogue, 4905 Fifth A...
UPMC, Israeli company partner on brain-mapping work
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration between the Israeli company ElMindA, and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, has generated research results that could lead to better concussion assessments and more effect...
Women tell theirs, Old City’s stories in new IMAX film
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you love the City of David, then the giant screen documentary, “Jerusalem,” is a must-see motion picture. But not for the reasons you may think. Presented by National Geographic Entertainment, t...
Jacobs: Reform temples must adapt to new realities
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Rick Jacobs took the bima in the Temple Emanuel of South Hills chapel last Thursday, Feb. 27, to address Reform rabbis, cantors and lay leaders from across the region, the composition of h...
Rabbi, other clergy, arrested while taking message to UPMC chief
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten clergy members, including Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai, were arrested for trespassing last Thursday at UPMC headquarters while protesting the wages the regional health care giant pays its l...
Israeli, Palestinian speakers talk peace at OneVoice program
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Two young men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — sat together on stage at Rodef Shalom Congregation’s Levy Hall Monday, March 3, beseeching a generally older crowd to join them in their support for a...
‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Federation wires support to Ukraine
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wired $25,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to provide immediate assistance to the Ukrainian Jewish community. This represents even m...
Arrest made in deaths of two sisters
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Darrel Wade, 43, Wednesday afternoon on an arrest warrant for the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe...