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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Two old pals put their new venture, AthleteTrax, on a winning course
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Halpern and Brian Gross met at Shady Side Elementary School when they were 6 years old, brought together by the common interest of tossing around a baseball at recess. Fifteen years later that ...
While growing their community, Chabad families in Greenfield find comfort, vitality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago, Yehuda and Chaya Cowen were facing a dilemma. The young couple were living in a small apartment in Squirrel Hill, happy with their Jewish community but quickly running out of space...
Pow! Bang! Zap! Holocaust Center’s ‘Chutz-Pow!’ gets wide exposure
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In the midst of dinosaurs, soldiers and scantily clad superheroes sat two members of the Holocaust Center. Positioned behind their booth inside the annual comic book convention known as Pittsburgh ...
‘Focus on Jewish continuity’ fuels young leaders’ philanthropic push
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty thousand dollars in local grant funds are currently available to support innovative projects that will engage teens and young adults, thanks to the vision of three young leaders aiming to fo...
Akko, Israel, project could pave way to Middle East reconciliation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
An arts education and job training program that has been turning around the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh’s underserved for decades is set to be replicated in Akko, Israel, and if organizers’ dr...
Metro Briefs October 2
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The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section , in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation, will...
Sally Kalson, ‘a terrific journalist but a better person,’ remembered for legendary voice, spirit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh said goodbye to beloved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and columnist Sally Kalson on Monday, paying tribute to a legendary and singular woman whose voice resonated in print and ...
University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...
Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...