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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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CWB wants to take W.Va. students, teachers to Poland
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story and contains updates throughout.) WHEELING, W.Va. — Scores of teachers and students from across the Pittsburgh area have for years traveled to...
Christian, Jewish leaders dialogue locally despite national rift
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Leaders of various denominations from the Pittsburgh Jewish and Christian communities gathered at Congregation Beth Shalom Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss the ramifications of a letter to Congress ask...
Metro Briefs November 8
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has partnered with North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) and South Hills Interfaith Ministry (SHIM) to create a countywide employment and critical needs service f...
Jewish vote dissipates as new ethnic groups flex muscle
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama’s broad-based coalition of minorities, women and other voting blocs propelled him to second term Tuesday night. But on Wednesday, at least one longtime observer of Jewish voting pat...
Visitors from Karmiel and Misgav attended the Pittsburgh Ballet's “Giselle.”
by Aimee Waeltz PBT photo
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Julia Erickson, who performed during PBT’s Israel tour this past summer, including the Karmiel Dance Festival, met several Israeli visitors from Karmiel a...
JAA program uses ethical wills as blueprints for a lifetime
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
What makes up the story of someone’s life? Facts can be recorded, important dates, careers, hobbies, awards. All of those things matter, of course, and can certainly describe what a person did. But...
Slingshot names J’Burgh one of 50 top innovative Jewish NPOs
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
J’Burgh, Pittsburgh’s social and professional network for Jewish graduate students and young professionals, has received national recognition for its best practices in Jewish communal innovation. T...
Yeshiva Preschool Mommy and Me
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Preschool at Yeshiva started its new Mommy and Me program, held every other Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Contact Yeshiva Schools at 412-422-7300 for more information.
New CRC director Gregg Roman to be community’s liaison, advocate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Gregg Roman found himself on the go in his first weeks as the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s community relations director. He attended a Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network meeting, s...
Jewish, Muslim students want kosher, halal meals
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish and Muslim students are working together to bring both kosher and halal meals to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. “For the past three years, we have been working with the administra...