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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balkan Beat Box works a groove on “Blue Eyed Black Boy” “Boy”
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 30-second intro to “Blue Eyed Black Boy,” the third album by Balkan Beat Box, features a handful of mashed-together vocal lines, all dissimilar, pieced together over a steady beat. It’s a great...
Rosner to strike balance as new Beth Shalom cantor
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
To Benjamin Rosner, being a cantor these days has a lot to do with balance. Newly vested cantors must balance traditional operatic-style liturgical prayer with new, more modern melodies. They must ...
Hillel JUC tweaking its summer/fall program lineup
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
School may be out for summer, but for the first time the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is taking steps to make sure those who do stay on campus feel right at home. Hillel JUC Associ...
Frankel, House send governor bill to divest Pa. funds from Iran, Sudan
by Release
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) hailed today's unanimous House passage of a bill that would require the state treasurer and state pension funds to withdraw investments from foreign companies d...
Local attorney appointed to lead regional GSA branch
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story posted earlier today.)
Drake, a black Jew, making a name on the hip-hop scene
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journa
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- In a culture of misfits and outsiders, Aubrey “Drake” Graham is the ultimate outsider -- a big-time black Jewish rapper. His star is rising rapidly on the hip-hop scene. Though fans ...
In Venice, a Jewish disconnect between locals and visitors
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
VENICE, Italy -- It was a Friday afternoon in the heart of the historic Venice Ghetto, and I was chatting with the city's chief rabbi, Elia Richetti, when his cellphone beeped. "It's a text message...
Rubashkin sentenced to 27 years
by JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade filed the sentenci...
Israelis key to Central African nations' development
by Larry Luxner
JTA
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- On a barren, 60-acre tract of land overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, bulldozer operators turn the earth while sweaty construction workers take a lunch break in the shadow...
Jews pivotal in rising rock acts
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
From chanting nigunim to spinning Purim groggers, Jews are a musical people. Even our holiest site is musical — it wails. The landscape of rock ‘n’roll has proven fertile soil for Jews to thrive. B...