facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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
full story
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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘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 | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Metro Briefs May 26
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its communitywide all-night study session on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Choose fr...
‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
Day school students compete in their first Odyssey of the Mind tournament
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Because competitions are typically held on Saturdays, students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have been unable to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international creative problem-sol...
CMU’s Allan Meltzer, economist extraordinaire
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Allan Meltzer, the internationally renowned economist and esteemed Carnegie Mellon University professor, died on May 8 at the age of 89. Meltzer was a pioneer for policy reform, a prolific author, ...
Paul Caplan tells a distinguished tale
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Caplan doesn’t want you to know his age, but he is happy to tell you his life story. Like the look of the teller himself, the tale is remarkably distinguished. Caplan, a retired internist and ...
New book exposes ‘Willful Blindness’ in connection with murder conviction of local rabbi’s son
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
A decades-old murder case involving the son of a local rabbi is again garnering attention as a new book examines the discrepancies of Charles “Zeke” Goldblum’s life sentence for a crime that many s...
Shavuot is the season of blintzes
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Various explanations are offered as to why Jews consume dairy products on Shavuot. Some scholars cite the scriptural passage from Exodus 3:8 referring to “a land filled with milk and honey” as a sy...
‘Dirty Dancing’ brings to the stage more music, more politics and ‘a lot more dancing’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Eleanor Bergstein recalls arriving with her family at the famed Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills when she was a child in the early 1960s and heading straight to the one location that seemed to ...
From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...