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My G-20 Jewish Homecoming

by Jay Firestone

September 24, 2009 | 12:23 pm

This is my vacation…

Visiting my parents in Pittsburgh, PA was the initial reason for taking such a long break between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  But when I realized my visit would coincide with the G-20 summit, I decided to act fast.

Unfortunately I missed the deadline to receive the White House’s special press credentials.  Here’s an email from the Pittsburgh liaison.

The White House has been really tough about this.

Not sure we can help.

So I took it upon myself to scope out the Jewish scene of the G-20 Pittsburgh and the effect it had on my return to the ‘Burgh.

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