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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changes on Murray Avenue lead to market’s closure
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For 46 years, nothing really changed at Engel’s Market on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The small storefront featuring an array of fresh fruits and vegetables hearkened back to a simpler time, a ...
Metro Briefs May 10
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Nicole Mezare has joined Temple Sinai as the new director of adult programming. Mezare was born and raised in Toronto. She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she learned how to design ...
'Ahead of time'
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center and JFilm are screening "Ahead of Time," a film about the life of photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who just turned 100 years old, will be in Pittsburgh to re...
Collaboration brings Beth El Congregation and JCC together
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation’s Early Childhood Program (BENS) has begun an unprecedented collaboration with the Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills ...
Looking back and forward on anniversary
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty years ago, Pat Siger, a member of the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section, happened to see an article in a magazine about a run in support of breast cancer awareness, researc...
Children of survivors retell their families’ stories
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
They survived Auschwitz. They were hidden. They came from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. They had nightmares. They were overprotective of their children. They were forthcoming about...
Community celebrates Israel Independence Day
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite sporadic rain showers and high winds, much of Jewish Pittsburgh turned out to Schenley Plaza Thursday evening, April 26, to celebrate Israel Independence Day, as well as the centennial anni...
PBT troupe gets orientation for Karmiel performance
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Karmiel Dance Festival does not begin until August, but the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has already begun preparing for its first trip as a company to Israel. On Tuesday, April 24, the PBT hosted...
Metro Briefs May 3
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Jewish Family & Children’s Service will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. At that time, Joel Rosenthal will be presented with the 2012 M...
PSO to perform free concert at Rodef Shalom
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free — and possibly unprecedented — “Music for the Spirit” concert, Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the main sanctuar...