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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
by Debra Kamin, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 09, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
Metro Briefs February 10
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...