Thursday, September 20, 2007

J'Burgh Diaspora

Pittsburgh's Jewish community is attempting to network young adults and graduate students, including members of the Burgh Diaspora:

In addition to engaging graduate students and young professionals who are living in Pittsburgh, J'Burgh will also reach out to the "Pittsburgh diaspora," the large number of young Jews who have left the city, but maintain close ties to home. One of the long-term goals of the program is to attract more young people to move to Pittsburgh and encourage those who are here to stay.

I figure that my bit about critiquing efforts to keep people from leaving is now a tired refrain. I'll stick with what I appreciate about J'Burgh, namely the promotion of connectivity between talented young adults who should provide Pittsburgh with the energy it needs to reinvigorate itself.

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