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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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JTOP comes back to life with production of 'That's Life'
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since 2006, people from all over the Jewish community have been asking Tito Braunstein if he would ever bring the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) back to life. Braunstein, founder of JTOP,...
Do justice, love goodness, walk modestly
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
A striking new “parochet” (Torah ark curtain), designed by local artist Gail Ungar and painstakingly appliquéd by nonagenarian Sunny Pickering, has become a focal point of the sanctuary at Shaare T...
Metro Briefs June 7
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Berkun , son of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Rabbi Emeritus Alvin K. Berkun and Flora Berkun, has been named the incoming president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He wil...
JRS annual meeting to feature donated artwork
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services will hold their annual meeting Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson, a public service psychiatrist, will speak on the to...
Local rabbi one of 19 Conservative leaders who met with Obama
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2012 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Amy Greenbaum was leaving the White House last week, after having met with President Barack Obama, she found herself quietly singing the Shema. “At moments when I strongly feel God’s prese...
Corbett reinstates food stamp asset test
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish community’s involvement in the fight against hunger is nothing new. In fact, it likely stems from the biblical idea of gleaning, the practice of not harvesting the edges of a crop so tha...
City Council to mark 45th anniversary of Six-Day War
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Council will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War and re-unification of the city of Jerusalem with a reading and a presentation of a proclamation Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a....
Jewish Pittsburgh studies all night and into the morning to mark Shavuot
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews don’t agree on everything, but many agreed to come together at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center Saturday night, May 26, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Jews of all different denominations we...
Eight over 80 2012 honorees to be feted at Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
An evening of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour is in store for eight local honorees, all over the age of 80, and those assembled to pay them tribute. Sarita Eisner, Bernard Latterman, Susie Wolf, El...
Metro Briefs May 31
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will present biologist Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation....