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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Going to ground: Turkey beats beef
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
“Let’s give ground turkey a try,” I said to my husband. “It’s better for us than beef.” “But it’s so dry,” David said. “You have to pour half a bottle of ketchup on a turkey burger just to make it ...
Before departure, Jewish educator is thankful for the journey
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Carolyn Gerecht believes that it may have been random as to why she ended up in Pittsburgh a decade ago. But since her arrival, say those who know her, the Jewish educator has done nothing other th...
Decorated athlete shines as volunteer coach
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Dayna Greenfield boasts an impressive athletic resume: Between 2004 and 2006, the Squirrel Hill native started for Washington and Jefferson University’s women’s basketball team. Two years earlier, ...
Local Jewish elderly scammed by home health care workers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Several of Pittsburgh’s Jewish elderly in Squirrel Hill have been the target of a recent spate of criminal activity perpetrated by scammers posing as private home health caregivers, according to Ma...




Full scholarships available for high school study in Israel for 2017
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Five full scholarships for an eight-week session at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) are being offered to eligible Pittsburgh students for the fall of 2017, from Sept. to Nov. 3. AMHSI,...
‘As One’ opera tells a universal story about a transgender woman
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Most new operas are never performed again after they premiere, but Laura Kaminsky’s “As One,” the story of a transgender woman, has already played at several different opera companies since it open...
Offensive Holocaust posters removed at Upper St. Clair HS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
About a dozen posters covered with swastikas and photographs of Adolf Hitler lining the walls of Upper St. Clair High School were removed last week after school officials received several complaint...
Metro Briefs February 3
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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, “Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again.” YAD invites Jew...
‘Gefilte Manifesto’ seeks to make classic Jewish food great again
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Having paid their dues on the Brooklyn food scene, emerging young chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. The millennial duo’s missio...
Jewish women take to streets in Washington and Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Local women united in step to voice a collaborative cry last weekend. Both here and in the nation’s capital, Steel City women took to the streets to demonstrate solidarity in the wake of President ...