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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
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...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
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...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
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...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
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...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
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...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
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...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
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...
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New community center seeks to welcome every learner
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Betting that winter is a perfect season for growth, a new project opening next month aims to offer the joy and challenge of serious Jewish study to every member of the local Jewish community. Accor...


Hillel JUC recognized for Excellence in Impact
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
In just about a week, Jews throughout the world will be inspired by the light of the nine-branch menorah which commemorates the festival of Chanukah. But the staff of Pittsburgh’s Hillel Jewish Uni...
Cleveland office of ADL helping Pittsburgh counter bigotry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League found itself in the headlines after Election Day because of the enormous influx of donations pouring in from supporters. They felt vulnerable with what they feared would ...
Metro Briefs December 16
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple David will hold a Chanukah Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike in Monroeville. The event will include brisket sliders, matzah ball soup and potato latkes. ...
Harmony and discordance among the Chamis twins
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Some men march to the beat of their own drum. Ariel and Ben Chamis follow each other. The twin brothers from the North Hills have been called musical “prodigies” and “gifted.” They recently celebra...
Gilman’s proposed ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy set to become law
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to protect Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ youth, City Councilman Dan Gilman and Council President Bruce Kraus introduced legislation to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from employing...
Israeli chef Uri ‘Buri’ Jeremias visits Manchester Bidwell Corporation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Culinary students at Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) enjoyed a rare treat last week when chef Uri “Buri” Jeremias of Akko, Israel, participated in a special program at the Pittsburgh-based edu...
Israeli artist-in-residence turns trash into treasure
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
A tenuous line between trash and treasure holds necklaces together. As demonstrated by Telma Schultz — an Israeli artist known for making jewels from junk — glue, paper and piles of disposables are...
Scholar-in-residence asks congregants to consider meaning on anniversary
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai congregants looked back by looking forward. To celebrate the congregation’s 70th anniversary, synagogue and community members gathered for a talk on thoughts for Judaism’s future. The ...
Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...