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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 97 97 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 | 102 102 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 | 96 96 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 | 96 96 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 | 95 95 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 | 87 87 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 | 84 84 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 | 93 93 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 | 93 93 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 | 95 95 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...