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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...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online library of Jewish texts a ‘game-changer’ for local educators
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
There are just two prerequisites to using Sefaria, the free comprehensive digital library of Jewish texts that also provides easy access to connect them to each other: “You have to be able to ‘clic...
Squirrel Hill senior celebrates birthday in a self-driving car
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
For her 94th birthday, Chantze Butler rode in a driverless car. And while the idea that an autonomous vehicle transported a nonagenarian who remembers cruising in a Model T seems astounding, to the...
Metro Briefs February 24
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...




Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
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 | 126 126 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...