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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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First Kander Award gives career boost to Hollywood-bound filmmaker
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The inaugural winner of Steeltown Film Factory’s Ellen Weiss Kander Award, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Yulin Kuang, wrapped filming her award-winning script “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-C...
Social justice forum educates voters on controversial voter ID law
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Joyce Block has voted in every election since 1944. But Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law could end her streak. Under the law, the 89-year-old Bucks County resident, like all Pennsylvania...
Upper St. Clair native laces up for Penguins
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
For Dylan Reese, coming to Pittsburgh was an easy decision. The Upper St. Clair native, a defenseman recently acquired by the Penguins, will have the chance to make the Penguins NHL roster and play...
Breath test could detect cancer, Pittsburgh native, Fulbright Scholar says
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
In the future, Jeffrey Halpern believes catching cancer in its early stages could be as simple as breathing into a tube. He’s so sure of it, in fact, that he plans to spend 20 months in Israel rese...
Metro Briefs July 19
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park  will take place Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be available soon at Murray Avenue Kosher and Creative Silver and Wines (Premier Wine Pittsburgh), o...
Israeli baseball team plays exhibition game against Allderdice
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the start of the baseball game on a muggy Sunday afternoon, a chant of “One, two, three, ’Dice” was heard when the Pittsburgh Allderdice baseball team ran onto the field.  But one of the All...
Cohan to promote vegetarianism among Jews as JVNA director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Cohan will be stepping down from his position as director of community and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to become the first executive director of the Jewis...
Holocaust Center etchings may stay put
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh has moved to its new digs in Oakland, the two wall size etchings outside its old offices may have to stay where they are. When preparations began la...
Boycott measure passes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
A sharply divided Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 333 to 331— with two abstentions — to reject a resolution to divest funds from companies doing business in Israel last Thursday at its 220th bienni...
Metro Briefs July 12
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
A Squirrel Hill teen has raised nearly $7,000 for a philanthropic fund she established on her own to support a host of charities. Blaine Dinkin, 17, daughter of Elliot and Laura Dinkin, who attend ...