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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 | 7 7 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 10 10 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 ...
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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 | 23 23 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...
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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...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
Sholem Aleichem was the nom de plume of Solomon Rabinovich, who wrote the classic short stories about “Tevye the Dairyman” that became the foundation for “Fiddler on the Roof.” True to his comedic ...
Metro Briefs February 19
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...





Israel’s positivity, diversity get royal treatment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel-Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is amping up its Israel programming this semester, sponsoring a host of activities designed to offer a diverse perspective of the Jewish state for ...
Jewish National Fund's environmental efforts in Israel paying off, but ‘we need to do better’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite making vast inroads in enriching and preserving its environment, Israel faces significant ecological challenges, according to Alon Tal, the featured speaker of the Jewish National Fund’s We...
The importance of interfaith relations takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
There is something noteworthy about a rabbi writing a book about three Catholic cardinals that is then published by a Protestant publishing house, observed Rabbi James Rudin, who has worked for dec...
With passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, how far have we come?
by Toby Tabachnick and Melissa Apter
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
When he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 25 years ago this July, President George H.W. Bush aimed to change the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. The broad...
Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Galle...
Moving on: J’Burgh’s David was a Goliath for organization’s growth, success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
After 10 years working to reinforce and strengthen Jewish identity in Pittsburgh, David Katz, assistant director of Hillel-Jewish University Center, will soon be California-bound to head up Hillel-...
CMU innovators build a better bra
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s some uplifting news coming out of a collaborative workspace in East Liberty, thanks to the efforts of two young Carnegie Mellon University industrial design grads who are building a better ...