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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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While growing their community, Chabad families in Greenfield find comfort, vitality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago, Yehuda and Chaya Cowen were facing a dilemma. The young couple were living in a small apartment in Squirrel Hill, happy with their Jewish community but quickly running out of space...
Pow! Bang! Zap! Holocaust Center’s ‘Chutz-Pow!’ gets wide exposure
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the midst of dinosaurs, soldiers and scantily clad superheroes sat two members of the Holocaust Center. Positioned behind their booth inside the annual comic book convention known as Pittsburgh ...
‘Focus on Jewish continuity’ fuels young leaders’ philanthropic push
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty thousand dollars in local grant funds are currently available to support innovative projects that will engage teens and young adults, thanks to the vision of three young leaders aiming to fo...
Akko, Israel, project could pave way to Middle East reconciliation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An arts education and job training program that has been turning around the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh’s underserved for decades is set to be replicated in Akko, Israel, and if organizers’ dr...
Metro Briefs October 2
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section , in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation, will...
Sally Kalson, ‘a terrific journalist but a better person,’ remembered for legendary voice, spirit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh said goodbye to beloved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and columnist Sally Kalson on Monday, paying tribute to a legendary and singular woman whose voice resonated in print and ...
University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...
Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...