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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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Hoffman to youth: Pound on the doors of leaders, demand Jewish experiences
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Hoffmann wants to have a conversation about the future of the Jewish people. And he’s willing to go to great lengths to have it. “One of the reasons I was willing to get on a plane and fly 13 ...
Donsky announces 2014 retirement from Temple Ohav Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Art Donsky, longtime spiritual leader of Temple Ohav Shalom in Allison Park, has announced that he will retire from the congregation by June 30, 2014. While Donsky has no firm plans post-reti...
Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth has Jewish Pittsburgh ties
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Chester Spatt always had a feeling that his friend and colleague, Alvin E. Roth, might someday win a Nobel Prize for his work. That day has finally come. The Nobel Committee announced last week Rot...
Rodef Shalom to host program on campaign civility … or lack thereof
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to civility in political campaigns, Rabbi Scott Aaron finds the lack of it to be “appalling.” So when Rodef Shalom approached him this year to help develop a new model for its twice-a...
PAJC program cancelled for Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee's Nov. 1 Christian-Jewish Dialogue is cancelled. The group will host a special topic discussion Thursday, Nov. 8.
Metro Briefs October 25
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service , along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Labor Zionist Educat...
J Street Pittsburgh hosts viewing party for foreign policy presidential debate
by Tony Sonita, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 100 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community met Monday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to watch the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt ...
Committed, undecided students watch final debate at Hillel JUC
by Sam Lapin, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
About 20 people joined the Pittsburgh Israel Public Affairs Committee (PIPAC), a student organization at the University of Pittsburgh, to watch President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate on...
Protest planned to support Anat Hoffman
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of Women at the Wall and Anat Hoffman will hold a Shema-in, Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m., in Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Congregation. They will pray the Shema as a group for a YouTube film...
Wolfson’s work broke ground for same-sex marriage
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Wolfson has two reasons to be happy this week: His first wedding anniversary was Monday, Oct. 15, and support for same-sex marriage has never been stronger in the United States. Some say Wolfs...