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Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
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Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
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Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
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Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
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Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
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Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
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JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Metro Briefs April 14
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha seeks community collaboration
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Things are looking up at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, according to the congregation’s president, Michael Eisenberg. Despite the shrinking membership, budget issues and other challenges faced by so man...
Virtual Seminar at Holocaust Center livestreams survivor
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
With the number of Holocaust survivors diminishing each year, there is urgency in getting their firsthand accounts out to as many people as possible. Such is the philosophy behind the Holocaust Cen...
Muslim, Jewish comedians offer a harmony of laughs
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Some jokes have more than a grain of truth: some have a whole lafa. Over the course of two 30-minute sets, Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah, both of Standup for Peace, entertained Jewish and Musl...
Duquesne University to offer Jewish studies
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning this fall, Duquesne University will offer a minor in Jewish studies. The announcement was made by Marie Baird and Mark Frisch, faculty members at the private Catholic university. The 15-c...
Local expert unpacks Syrian conflict for World Affairs Council
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Just hours after a deadly chemical weapon attack killed at least 70 people and wounded at least 300 in the rebel-held province of Idlib, Professor Ross Harrison was at the Duquesne Club delivering ...
Metro Briefs April 7
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The 125th anniversary of the “Battle of Homestead” will be commemorated this year with a series of events, kicking off on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, with a ...
Downtown photo exhibit lets viewers ‘remember Pittsburgh’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
From 1978 to 1982, Pittsburgh native David Aschkenas spent his days photographing the Steel City. That was before the digital age, when a photographer would set up his camera, complete with bellows...
Pittsburgh woman ‘charged up’ over new career
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Dara Stern does not fit the profile of the typical trade school student. As a 40-year-old Jewish woman, with college degrees, the longtime Pittsburgher stands out among a sea of mostly young white ...
Local civic leaders discuss faith and politics
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Like loving but spatting spouses, church and state have a strange yet storied history. Three Pittsburgh politicians alluded to that murky relationship last week during a panel discussion titled, “C...