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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...
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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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Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...
Podcasting program records sound partnership
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to a communal partnership, two groups bifurcated by generations are now soundly conjoined. Since September 2016, members of G2G (Generation to Generation, a program of the Jewish Association...
Snowballs make cool science
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
The chilling reminder of looking outdoors is that snow may finally be sticking around this season. But apart from the physical stress of scraping windshields and shoveling sidewalks, wintery weathe...
Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and hockey isn’t the most common of pairings, but the benefits of exercise, teamwork and camaraderie of the sport has many middle-aged Pittsburgh Jews hooked. Saul Markowitz is one. Even thoug...
Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, some things, anyway. Take The Jewish Chronicle, for example. When it was founded in 1962, after the United Jewish Federation (now the Jewi...
Program explores questions of communal relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
Carmela Turi and a mysterious photograph
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Mystery and documentary compounded one night at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Seated among those gathered in Levy Hall for Sisterhood Movie Night on Dec. 11 was Carmela Turi, a Greenfield...
From Young Judaea to business innovator, Selkowitz helps community be Srvd
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when a Jewish youth director turned bar manager joins forces with a creative entrepreneur with a background in business analytics? In this case, the answer is Srvd, an app that just ma...