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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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20-somethings turn out for erev Rosh Hashana party
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Museum Café was the setting Sunday night for a New Year’s Eve-style Rosh Hashana event designed for young Jews looking for an alternative way to connect with their heritage. From 8:30 ...
Holocaust Testimony Project assures voices of survivors won’t be lost
by Abby Gordon, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh celebrated its 30th anniversary last week by releasing The Holocaust Testimony Project — a two-disc DVD set preserving the firsth...
Joint Jewish Education Program begins school year with new hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
More then 120 religious school students gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation Sunday, Sept. 9, as part of a groundbreaking day for two area congregations. It was the first day of religious school a...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...
Metro Briefs September 13
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor has requested that the city extend the courtesy of a “no ticketing” policy for street cleaning during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as well as Sukkot and Simchat...
Jewish Studies Program takes look at Squirrel Hill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Studies Program (JSP) at the University of Pittsburgh is kicking off a community/academic project to study the city’s only predominantly Jewish neighborhood. JSP is launching the Squirre...
Graffiti artists support Israel with mural project at Pitt
by Lindsay Dill, Chronicle photos
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Graffiti artists Jimmy “Gloss Black” (left), of Philadelphia; “BROKER” (middle), of New York; and COL (right), of New York, paint interpretations of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s tomato soup can, Thursd...
Dayan: Israel would strike Iran if sanctions fail
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A major general in the Israeli army said the Jewish state would launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities as a last resort, if sanctions fail and no other steps are taken to pre...
Jewish Pittsburgh parties at PNC as Pirates win
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 750 people showed up last week for Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, and that was just the number of Jews who actually bought tickets for the two left field reserved seating sections at ...
Morgantown rabbi says reinvent Jewish education to keep kids motivated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 07, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The first full-time pulpit for Rabbi Joe Hample was the kind of congregation few rabbis get to experience. In fact, it wasn’t a congregation at all — not in the traditional sense.   Hample served t...