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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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Contemporary Jewish dilemmas, age-old stories, highlight JFilm’s current season
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm opens its 24th annual festival on April 20 at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill with the Pittsburgh premiere of “Harmonia,” a biblical tale of love, motherhood and sibling rivalry. A party i...
Local efforts help ‘all who are hungry’ celebrate Passover
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
While thousands of families in Jewish Pittsburgh are in the throes of preparation for Passover, engaged in seemingly endless shopping, cleaning and meal planning, there are scores of individuals in...
Chef Michael Solomonov goes ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ in new film
by Lucy Cohen Blatter, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the ac...
Metro Briefs March 31
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HaZamir Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and HaZamir Karmiel/Misgav, its Partnership2Gether sister chapter in Israel, will perform Jewish cho...
Seder traditions mark memories and fun
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...