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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah Lishmah Community is holding a Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha on Wilkins and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill. Ashkenazi assis...
CDS sculpture represents lives lost during the Holocaust
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School held a site dedication of the Keeping Tabs Holocaust Sculpture, Thursday, April 19. Held in conjunction with YomHaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event celebrated the scul...
Metro Briefs April 19
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Jacobs , a Chronicle correspondent and former associate editor of the paper, has won a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism. Jacobs won in the category of spot news cover...
Pitt student stands out from the crowd
by Elaine Chen
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing out from the crowd can be difficult to do, especially at a school as large as the University of Pittsburgh. But for senior marketing and psychology major with a certificate in internationa...
Jews celebrate end of Passover — Moroccan style
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rather than ordering pizza or having a spaghetti dinner, some 60 members of eastern suburban congregations found a unique way to end Passsover. They gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the Maimu...
Domestic violence to be addressed by interfaith female clergy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When women, or men, are abused by their domestic partners, the people to whom they most often turn for guidance are their clergy. But if those clergy are not properly trained in the issues associat...
Sixteen years, 6 million tabs later, long-awaited groundbreaking slated
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Walter knew the number 6 million, as in the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, could seem unfathomable. So the Community Day School eighth-grade history teacher decided to show his stud...
MCG’s Strickland hopes honor will fuel school project in Israel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
William E. Strickland Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, which runs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center, is the 2012 recipient of Rodef Shalo...
Camp Wingfoot 70th reunion brings campers back
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Pittsburgh girls spent their summers at Camp Wingfoot in North Madison, Ohio, from the mid-1940s until 1985. One hundred Wingfoot alumni are expected to return to the shores of Lake ...