Pittsburgh

Meteor explosion may have caused Pittsburgh boom on New Year's

It has yet to officially be confirmed if a meteor explosion caused such a loud boom that it even caused the ground to tremble and windows to rattle, but it is the most likely explanation.

03/01/2022

Pennsylvania allocates $6.6m for Tree of Life synagogue repairs

The US state of Pennsylvania issued $6.6 million USD in grants to repair the Tree of Life synagogue, the site of the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history.

What the Tree of Life shooting revealed about American Jewry

The universal outpouring of support after the shooting also showed American Jewish life at its best.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
20/10/2021
DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, where the author finds herself stuck despite wanting to live in Israel, lies un

Jewish burial society in Pittsburgh makes amends after COVID-19 pandemic

Given fears of COVID-19 transmission, members of the New Community Chevra Kadisha stopped traveling to funeral homes.

By ADAM REINHERZ/JTA
06/10/2021

Three years to the Pittsburgh shooting - here's what I learned

Beth Kissileff's husband was in the basement of the Tree of Life synagogue when the shooter entered. "I certainly feel that our lives are in God’s hands."

By BETH KISSILEFF
14/09/2021

OU rebukes GOP-led PA legislature for cutting nonprofit security funding

Less than 3 years after the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania legislature plans to cut security funding for nonprofits to zero.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
08/07/2021

Pittsburgh synagogue requests no death penalty for killer of their members

The president of Congregation Dor Hadash made the request of Jewish US Attorney General Merrick Garland in a letter sent last week.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
29/06/2021
Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are Nefesh Mountain.

Anne Frank’s optimism gets a bluegrass twang in Nefesh Mountain’s new song

The song relates Frank’s observations to their daughter’s comment and ultimately urges their daughter to look for lessons in the famous Holocaust diary on her own.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
10/06/2021
Governor Wolf Joins Pittsburgh in Mourning After Tragic Shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue

Pittsburgh family restores Tree of Life's stained-glass windows

It's part of a planned renovation of parts of the Tree of Life grounds. Daniel Libeskind, an internationally known architect, is leading the project.

By TNS
08/06/2021
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