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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...





Israel’s positivity, diversity get royal treatment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel-Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is amping up its Israel programming this semester, sponsoring a host of activities designed to offer a diverse perspective of the Jewish state for ...
Jewish National Fund's environmental efforts in Israel paying off, but ‘we need to do better’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite making vast inroads in enriching and preserving its environment, Israel faces significant ecological challenges, according to Alon Tal, the featured speaker of the Jewish National Fund’s We...
The importance of interfaith relations takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
There is something noteworthy about a rabbi writing a book about three Catholic cardinals that is then published by a Protestant publishing house, observed Rabbi James Rudin, who has worked for dec...
With passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, how far have we come?
by Toby Tabachnick and Melissa Apter
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 25 years ago this July, President George H.W. Bush aimed to change the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. The broad...
Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Galle...
Moving on: J’Burgh’s David was a Goliath for organization’s growth, success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
After 10 years working to reinforce and strengthen Jewish identity in Pittsburgh, David Katz, assistant director of Hillel-Jewish University Center, will soon be California-bound to head up Hillel-...
CMU innovators build a better bra
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s some uplifting news coming out of a collaborative workspace in East Liberty, thanks to the efforts of two young Carnegie Mellon University industrial design grads who are building a better ...
Vaccinate or else: Jewish day schools value their responsibility to good health
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Gazing out the window at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s office overlooking Heinz Field, Nina Butler was reminded of the words of Dr. Anne Schuchat: “You can bring the measles virus into an aren...
Metro Briefs February 12
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on interfaith family dynamics on Monday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple David in Monroeville, located ...