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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...
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Erica Lane-Tamuza had rich career in international law
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Erica Lane-Tamuza led an adventurous life, said her father, Nicholas Lane. It’s no wonder why. She traveled the world, studied several languages, played a mean game of field hockey, and once decide...
Metro Briefs June 21
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...
Frankel introduces ‘terror-free’ measure in state House
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced a new bill to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that calls for limiting procurement from Iran. House Bill 2427, also known as Terror-Free Procurement, ...
PCUSA to take controversial divestment vote at Pittsburgh G.A.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterian Church USA will be voting on resolutions calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel, as well as calling for international acknowledgement of Israeli “apartheid”...




Mission commences
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
For weeks, scores of Jewish Pittsburghers had been emailing and Skyping with friends in Israel they had not yet met face to face. All that will change this week, though, as the Jewish Federation of...
Greetings from Tel Aviv
by Abby Gordon
Jun 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Abby Gordon is with the Centennial Mega Mission celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. She will blog for the Chronicle during the trip ...
Donors in place
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt went to the April 19 groundbreaking ceremony for Community Day School’s (CDS) Holocaust memorial sculpture, it brought back memories of working on the project with thei...
24th KMR BBYO board elected at convention
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone-Mountain Region of BBYO held its regional convention from May 18 to 20 at La Roche College in the North Hills. The convention marks the official end of the 2011-2012 KM BBYO programming ye...
Tzohar Seminary students stretched creative muscles in school’s first year
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Herst always knew she had a creative bent, but for years she did not have a chance to explore it. She was raised in a Chicago suburb and spent her childhood reading and writing, but because ...
Rosner hosts Shul of Rock
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...