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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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Karmiel-Misgav hoops team builds bridges in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve teenage basketball players and their three coaches from Karmiel-Misgav, Israel, have been up to much more than hoops this past week. Sure, their visit to their sister city of Pittsburgh was ...
Urban Pathways Charter School students to visit Holocaust Museum
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Students who traveled to Poland last summer to learn about the Holocaust firsthand with Classrooms Without Borders have a mandate from Zipora Gur, the founder of the group: share your inspiration. ...
Jew'colades
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Droz , president of Droz and Associates, a small firm that has developed brands and marketing campaigns for the Pittsburgh Jewish community, dominated the American Marketing Association’s “Mark...
Arthur Fidel reshaped Federation at tumultuous time
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur George Fidel’s impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community will be felt for a long time. It was his vision and leadership that helped shaped the current model of the Jewish Federation of Great...
JCC chalks up first GPIBL win of season against Urban Pathways
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center picked up its first Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League win of the season, Thursday, Dec. 6, in a solid performance at home against Urban Pathways. Gaining ...
Irene Jacob — German refugee — led life of service, culture here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Walter Jacob is grateful for the 54 years of marriage with his wife Irene, who died last week after months of living with lung cancer. He was also grateful they escaped the same fate that consumed ...
Families share Chanuka prayers and candle lighting at JCC
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Families march to the front of the Jewish Community Center to light the outdoor Chanukia in celebration of the first night of Chanuka, Saturday, Dec. 9. Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish educator at the JC...
Biblical Botanical Garden co-founder was memorable fixture at Rodef Shalom
by Staff and releases
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Irene Jacob, 84, a well-known gardener, author and the founding director of the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation died peacefully Thursday at her home in Point Breeze. Her husb...
JCC Basketball: Shapera era begins with 2012-13 varsity season
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a new era of JCC basketball here in the city of Pittsburgh, and this year’s varsity team is prepared to be the face of it. Led by its newly appointed head coach, Hal Shapera, a Squirrel Hill n...
Temple Sinai speaker describes religious evolution in U.S.
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A culture change in American society occurred in the 1960s as the decade ushered in an era of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Yet perhaps unbeknownst to many who lived through that time, a significan...