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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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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 6 6 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
J-Serve brings teens together for community service
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
Metro Briefs March 24
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Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
Metro Briefs March 17
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Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 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...