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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
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 ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
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...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs March 24
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...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
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 ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
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...
Mar 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs March 17
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...
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Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx things or appear overconfident, Cooperman s...
An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Metro Briefs February 17
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...