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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
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Israel interfaith trip
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
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Metro Briefs February 10
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
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Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
by Debra Kamin, JTA
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TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
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If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
Metro Briefs February 10
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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Andy “Hirsh” Dlinn remembers the precise moment he decided to join the John Birch Society more than 30 years ago. Always a strong believer in “limited government and liberty,” Dlinn was manning a l...
Dealing with anti-Semitism in the South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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More than 160 Jewish adults and children gathered at Temple Emanuel of South Hills Monday night to discuss recent incidents of anti-Semitism in their community and gain tools to effectively respond...
A wallet that protects your protection
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There are currently more than 1,200 different wallets featured on Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website. There is a paper wallet that holds a notebook and pen, luxury leather wallets handcr...
Cantor seeks voices for community choir
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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Cantor Rena Shapiro has been in Pittsburgh about two and half years, but in that short time has already found her niche in the Jewish community here. Actually, it would be more accurate to say “nic...
Local Jewish agencies adopt wait-and-see approach when it comes to funding
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish agencies, many of whom rely on government spending in some form, are responding to the political and budgetary volatility in Washington, in many cases, with a wait-and-see appro...
The many faces of Tel Aviv — in the heart of Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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Kate Wagle Hitmar is not Jewish and has not been to Israel, but after being surrounded by the diverse faces depicted in the photographs of Erez Kaganovitz, she is ready for a trip to Tel Aviv. Hitm...