Metro Briefs January 6

Metro Briefs January 6

BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited.

New member registration is $99 (must purchase BBYO membership at the same time). Regular registration is $179. Contact to register and for more information.

J Line at the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Association on Aging’s G2G Generation to Generation will hold an intergenerational podcast with G2G teens and senior residents from Weinberg Terrace for a celebration of their journey to share and document seniors’ stories on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the JCC Katz Theater.

Rabbi Jeremy Markiz is teaching G2G/JLine teens to podcast, and they are recording seniors’ stories that live at Weinberg Terrace. The event is a celebration of the program.

Pittsburgh author Maggie Leffler, whose new book “The Secrets of Flight,” will speak. The book is an intergenerational story of a senior and teen that meet at the Squirrel Hill Library.

The program is open to the community; a dessert reception will follow. RSVP to or 412-697-3518.

“Willful Blindness, A Diligent Pursuit of Justice,” James Ramsey, author, David Bear, editor, with contributors Charles Goldblum, Dr. Joshua A Perper and Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, is a book concerning†the case of Charles “Zeke” Goldblum, the ­second son of the former rabbi at a Pittsburgh congregation. Goldblum was convicted of first-degree murder in 1977 and sentenced to life in prison, where he remains.

The book examines the case and creates a “parallax of proof” that a “miscarriage of justice” was both perpetrated and perpetuated.

The publication is now available in print or as an eBook directly from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, iTunes and other online booksellers.