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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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Metro Briefs October 18
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A communitywide screening for potential carriers of 19 Jewish genetic diseases will take place, Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 8 p.m., at the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, 4607 Forbes A...
Specter remembered here as friend of Israel, tireless worker
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburghers from all backgrounds were remembering Arlen Specter this week as a friend of Israel who believed, perhaps by the force of his own personality, he could make a difference in the...
Jewish photographer organizes exhibit on fracking here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Fracking — the process of pumping a fluid and a material such as sand down a well under high pressure to create fractures in gas-bearing rock — is an unlikely subject of a photography exhibit, espe...
Squirrel Hill Project starts
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Barbara Burstin speaks to a crowd of 100 about the history of the migration and settlement of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. B...
Penn State gymnast represented Israel at Olympics
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
UNIVERSITY PARK — Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university president who...
Allderdice HOF inductee Gary Graff knows it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but he likes it
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
It was inevitable that Gary Graff would become a music journalist. “I had an older brother — 11½ years older than I —who was a hippy,” the 51-year-old Squirrel Hill native recalled. “So when I was ...
ZOA-Pittsburgh director: Tax status issue will have no impact on local chapter
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Efforts by the Zionist Organization of America to restore its tax-exempt status are not expected to hamper its fund-raising efforts locally, the director of the ZOA-Pittsburgh District said. But th...
Jewish Pittsburgher takes first place in 2012 Great Race 5K
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Taylor has run competitively for about 10 years. And it shows. The Penn State senior won one of the most popular and well-attended races he ever participated in — the Sept. 30 5K run in the ...
Metro Briefs October 11
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Hoffmann , director general of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), will be the next speaker in the Conversations for A Jewish Future speaker series, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Katz Aud...
Federation pays tribute to volunteers at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Volunteers took center stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual meeting, Wednesday night. With the theme of a Hollywood premiere  — they were giving out popcorn and candy in th...