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June 15, 2018, 9:14 am
Jewish Pittsburgher has insider’s view of everyone’s favorite ‘Neighbor’
Cathy Cohen Droz, who worked as associate producer of the iconic "Mister Rodger's Neighborhood," said Fred Rogers changed the way people parent and the way they view television.
June 15, 2018, 9:13 am
‘Divas’ take to the bima to celebrate Myers’ TOL*OLS installation
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers, who started in August 2017, requested the performance by 'Divas on the Bima' to kick off his goal of bringing more music and song to the synagogue.
June 15, 2018, 9:07 am
Beyond the mug: creative Father’s Day gifts for the Jewish dad
Instead of yet another necktie or mug, here are some creative ideas for how to say 'thanks' to the dad in your life.
June 15, 2018, 9:06 am
Jewish Music Festival to highlight works by Russian-Jewish composers
One composer, Joseph Achron, was part of the team that proved Jewish music did exist as a genre, despite the fact that Jews were not associated with a particular country.
June 7, 2018, 3:14 pm
Various views presented at South Hills forum on Jewish future
The panelists focused on the results of the Jewish Community Study and discussed topics such as intermarriage and the significant drop in non-Orthodox congregation affiliation.
June 7, 2018, 3:12 pm
Beyond ‘Bubbie,’ Jewish grandparent names get a reboot
Gone are the days when Jewish grandparents defaulted to the age-old Yiddish standbys of "Bubbie" and "Zayde." Now, they're getting creative.
June 7, 2018, 3:04 pm
Rodef Shalom to honor Rabbi Twerski, Gateway Rehab as ‘Pursuers of Peace’
The treatment center that Twerski helped established in 1972 has helped more than 100,000 individuals recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
June 1, 2018, 9:35 am
Two Pittsburgh school board members vote against Holocaust education trip
One member suggested approving the trip would mean the school system was taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and taking resources away from African American studies.
June 1, 2018, 9:34 am
Former Pittsburgher trusts her gut when it comes to Crohn’s disease
Lois Fink, who grew up in Pittsburgh in the 1960s, talks about living with Crohn's disease and working with family, friends and doctors who were convinced it was all in her head.
June 1, 2018, 9:30 am
Bet Tikvah celebrating three decades in Pittsburgh
The congregation, founded in 1988, had to find a place in a community that was not originally willing to accept it. Thirty years later, they feel they have made it "on the map."
June 1, 2018, 9:25 am
Singer-songwriter, just 13, to perform at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Sloane Simon, from Fox Chapel, was the youngest performer selected for a solo spot on the acoustic stage at the festival.
May 25, 2018, 9:25 am
Jewish prisoners look to local rabbi as ‘next of kin’
Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel offers peace of mind to Jewish prisoners, ensuring they will have a proper burial according to Jewish ritual and "return to the Jewish community."
May 25, 2018, 9:21 am
Presbyterian seminary speaker spurs Federation to cut ties
The decision came after the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted the founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, who often uses anti-Semitic rhetoric.
May 17, 2018, 4:20 pm
Area art teachers celebrate Israel, inspired by trip to Jewish state
Thirty artists traveled to Israel to tour the country, discuss art and meet local artists using "art as a catalyst" for conversations about politics and conflict.
May 17, 2018, 4:19 pm
Front Porch Theatricals takes its hat off to life in ‘A New Brain’
The show focuses on using "trauma to create something beautiful," as it tells the story of a composer's brush with mortality.