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November 11, 2018, 3:43 pm
Politicians and celebrities call for unity and strength at downtown rally
Poor weather does not detract from unified message to city residents.
September 27, 2018, 6:03 pm
Professor talks American foreign policy in Middle East at World Affairs Council
To start, Ross Harrison wanted to focus on three things: American interest in the region, the nature of the region and the arc of American foreign policy in the past.
September 21, 2018, 9:07 am
Psychologist, Holocaust survivor encourages ‘taking action’
Ervin Staub has spent his career studying what makes people help others, and what makes them harm others. He found, sometimes, "a single person can make a huge difference."
September 13, 2018, 4:53 pm
Joining together, six congregations host selichot
With collaboration and music, the congregations hoped to both bring more people to the selichot service and introduce the service in a new and innovative way.
August 30, 2018, 4:17 pm
Jewish Pittsburgher leads regional search and rescue team
As chief of PA Strike Team 1, Alan Hausman acts as the "conductor" for a group of volunteers capable of rescuing people from collapsed buildings, floods or terrorist attacks.
August 30, 2018, 4:13 pm
JCC CEO Brian Schreiber to help national association strategize
Schreiber has been tapped to help develop a strategy for the future of the JCC movement as a whole.
August 30, 2018, 3:24 pm
Pittsburgh Public Theater season includes two hits with Jewish themes
The lineup includes “Indecent,” the story behind a show by Jewish playwright Sholem Asch, and “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” which traces the life of the Jewish composer.
August 24, 2018, 7:54 am
This Squirrel Hill house made headlines. Here’s the Jewish history behind it.
The house on Woodland Road, designed by renowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, was the dream retirement home for Betty and Irving Abrams.
August 24, 2018, 7:51 am
JHF series focuses on ‘imaginative’ community designed for older adults
The events brought together professionals from the health industry and social service agencies to brainstorm new ways to make the city more welcoming for older adults.
August 23, 2018, 1:55 pm
Jewish Heritage Night adds kosher hot dogs, first pitch lottery
The changes, designed to attract a wider demographic to the game, brought the most people from the Jewish community to the ball park since the first Jewish Heritage Night.
August 10, 2018, 8:55 am
Shaler teacher leads efforts to increase, improve Holocaust education
Nicholas Haberman has been teaching about the Holocaust for 13 years. This year, he is introducing a new elective and a center for Holocaust, genocide and human rights education.
July 26, 2018, 7:16 pm
Congregations turn to social media to make a minyan
According to Jewish law, 10 people need to be present to form a minyan, necessary to recite several prayers. To guarantee this happens, synagogues are getting creative.
July 12, 2018, 3:10 pm
Women-only Toastmasters club inspires support, confidence
Toastmasters International is designed to improve public speaking skills. Members of the Woman 2 Woman club said they have gained a support network that goes beyond their speeches.
June 21, 2018, 5:04 pm
Ladies Who Lunch address the opioid epidemic in Allegheny County
The topic, organizers said, is still taboo in the Jewish community.
June 15, 2018, 9:07 am
Friendships and fresh food are always available at J Cafe
From stuffed cabbage and brisket to companionship and security, J Cafe at the JCC is a space designed to make older adults feel at home while getting them out of the house.