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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Archives
MCG’s Strickland hopes honor will fuel school project in Israel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
William E. Strickland Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, which runs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center, is the 2012 recipient of Rodef Shalo...
Camp Wingfoot 70th reunion brings campers back
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Pittsburgh girls spent their summers at Camp Wingfoot in North Madison, Ohio, from the mid-1940s until 1985. One hundred Wingfoot alumni are expected to return to the shores of Lake ...
JTOP returns to Pittsburgh theater scene
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The curtain is set to rise again for the Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh, this time in a different venue. Tito Braunstein, the founder of JTOP, is gearing up for the June 2012 re-launch of the profess...
Metro Briefs April 12
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Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival has released its 2012 season lineup, which will run from May 20 to June 3. This year’s festival theme is “cultural collaborations,” and will celebrate the multicult...
'Boycott Israel,' the movie — starring Emma Thompson
by Ben Cohen
JointMedia News Service
Apr 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
If Hollywood ever makes a movie about the movement to boycott Israel, I can think of no one better suited to the starring role than Emma Thompson. I imagine Thompson’s character as a schoolteacher ...
Yiddish schools, camps preceded Hebrew-speaking successors
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When Fradle Freidenreich began researching the history of Yiddish secular schools and camps in North America, she thought she might find that 20 or 25 communities ran these programs. What she found...
‘Holy Eating’ offers much to spiritual readers short of veganism
by Jeffrey Cohan
Beet-Eating Heeb
Apr 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
(The following book review was first published on thejewishchronicle.net as a post of The Beet-Eating Heeb, one of the Chronicle’s blogs. Jeffrey Cohan is the blog’s author.) If the Beet-Eating Hee...
‘Campus Superstar’ attracts capacity audience to Hillel fundraiser
by James Cahalan
For the Chronicle
Apr 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Campus Superstar competition crowned its 2012 winner Sunday at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Annie Heise of Carnegie Mellon University is this year’s winner, taking home the $5,000 prize....
Hundreds of Pittsburgh sophomores tour Holocaust museum in March
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 570 sophomores from the Pittsburgh Public Schools toured the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., in March, courtesy of the Zionist Organization of America-Pittsburg...
Metro Briefs April 5
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Fienberg , a professor of statistics and social sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has received an interdisciplinary research grant from the The National Science Foundation Census Bure...