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Metro Briefs March 5
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation will hold an Open House on Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 5898 Shady Ave. Families with young children are invited to visit and experience one or bo...
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At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
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Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
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Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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NCJW head: There’s much at stake in upcoming election
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to protecting their reproductive rights, Nancy Kaufman tells women “don’t get mad, get even.” Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, was at Rodef Shalom Congregation, T...
Program date clarification
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is hosting a Watch Party for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate (third and final debate) Monday evening, Oct. 22, at the Jewish Community Center.  Join your friends and neig...
PIIN to seek commitments on social justice issues centennial celebration here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,200 people of faith are expected to convene at Rodef Shalom Congregation Thursday, Oct. 18, searching for ways to address pressing social justice issues in the Pittsburgh area. Federal,...
For Israelis, trek across America is a deeply personal experience
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Equipped with a bike, and a boatload of determination, Tom Peled, an Israeli college student, is on a crusade to cure cancer. Peled, who founded the grassroots organization Bike for the Fight, is o...
Hadassah-Pittsburgh honors its own at centennial celebration here
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1912, Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah — a way for Jewish women in America to get involved in the cause of establishing a Jewish state in the Holy Land. One hundred years later, Szold’s organiza...
EKC director remembers camp counselor following his untimely death
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Scores of Emma Kaufmann campers, counselors and faculty traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the funeral of one of their own. Reuben Eli Mitrani, 20, who died Monday of a brain hemorrhage whi...
Carnegie New Year’s party didn’t replace services, attendees say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While alternative programs continue to spring up for young Jews looking for nontraditional ways to celebrate their Judaism, they are not always used as a substitute for synagogue services. Rather t...
CDS, Duquesne partner on project to teach good behavior
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Some terms — like the Yiddish word mensch — express concepts or ideas so well that those terms achieve widespread usage beyond their languages of origin. Here in Pittsburgh, the Mensch Project, a j...
Sukkot a time to teach lessons from environmental perspective
by Beth Kissileff, JNS.org
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The weather is changing, and in North America the leaves are falling, yet around this time of year Jews persist in going outside just when the rest of the world is going in. Sukkot, the fall holida...
Today is Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving, ‘Pittsburgh Gives’
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Jewish charities will again participate in the Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving — “Pittsburgh Gives” — Wednesday, Oct. 3. The aim of Pittsburgh Gives is to increase the level of...