The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Yadin Gellman, an IDF veteran and Israeli actor, responds to questions from students in the Hillel JUC building on Wednesday afternoon.

Former IDF soldier Yadin Gellman speaks at Hillel JUC, students protest outside

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor January 25, 2024
Pitt’s Student Coalition for Israel hosted Yadin Gellman, a former Israeli Defense Force soldier and Israeli actor, at the Hillel Jewish University Center on Wednesday evening for a crowd of 50 people. Just outside the speaker event, about 200 students and community members protested Gellman’s presence in Oakland.
Riley Crow, a junior film and media studies major, greets participants before the “We Walk to Remember” Holocaust Remembrance Day event.

‘Forever alive’: Pitt community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with walk, name recitation

By Ryleigh Lord, Assistant News Editor April 18, 2023
About 20 students, staff and faculty gathered in Schenley Quad Monday morning for the annual “We Walk to Remember” event. Participants, who were silent during the walk, used the time to reflect and mourn lives lost during the Holocaust.
Pitt students pray Maghrib, the evening prayer, during the Muslim Student Association’s iftar in the William Pitt Union in April 2022.

Pitt students celebrate Passover, Ramadan and Easter with their religious communities on campus

By Elizabeth Primrose, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2023
In part due to the lack of official days off, students observe Passover, Ramadan and Easter within their religious communities at Pitt.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

‘Appalled’: Pitt professor compared mask-wearing to the Holocaust

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2022
A Jewish Pitt student expressed concerns regarding their instructor, Vasili Rukhadze, comparing mask-wearing to the Holocaust in class last week. Pitt officials said the faculty member’s comments “stand in direct opposition to our values.”
Pitt Hillel and Resident Student Association hosted the first of a four-part town hall series Sunday evening, with this week’s conversation revolving around a Q&A session with local Jewish activists.

Hillel and RSA team up in anti-Semitism town hall

By Kiera Ledermann, For The Pitt News March 15, 2021
Hillel and RSA hosted the first of the four-part town hall series Sunday evening. About 60 people attended the Q&A session with local Jewish activists which focused on historical and modern anti-Semitism. People could submit their questions before the panel, or through a chat feature during the zoom call.
The Rosh Hashanah meal begins with the dipping of apple into honey and a special blessing for a good and sweet new year.

Around High Holy Days, some Jewish students see pushback from professors

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor September 25, 2019
A number of Jewish students say they experience difficulties with exams, professors and grades around the High Holy Days.

Jewish a cappella group balances heritage, hits

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer January 9, 2014

Singing is Sam Haberman-Chopp’s first love, so when she arrived on Pitt’s campus her freshman year, she was looking to join an a capella group.Being Jewish, she thought Vokols would be the perfect...

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