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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
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Israel interfaith trip
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
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Metro Briefs February 10
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
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Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
Andy “Hirsh” Dlinn remembers the precise moment he decided to join the John Birch Society more than 30 years ago. Always a strong believer in “limited government and liberty,” Dlinn was manning a l...
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At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse
by Tom Tugend, JTA
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies (w...
‘Sheriff of Mars’ unveils endearing life of Jewish music star hidden in the fields of France
by Maayan Jaffe, JNS.org
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes and storytellers — high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the b...
Metro Briefs December 18
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of Pittsburgh's annual Car Menorah Parade will begin on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:45 p.m. The route begins at Chabad Lubavitch Center at 2100 Wightman St. with cars lining up to head south on Wig...
ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
Chanukah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future
by Deborah Fineblum Schabb, JNS.org
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year. This need is taken particularly seriously in Israel, where ou...
What makes Chanukah great in America
by Dianne Ashton, JTA
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – As Chanukah nears, let the grousing begin. Too much is made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival — one whose rite takes no more than five minutes to complete each...
Metro Briefs December 11
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...