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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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Five short-subject pictures compete at Robinson film gala
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will present five short-subject films next week at the Robinson Short Film Competition Gala Awards Evening, Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at SouthSide Works Cinema. This year, the competing films...
Movement losing steam?
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Just a few years ago, the small Goldstein Lounge in the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center would have been overflowing with supporters for a Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition event. This pas...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah Lishmah Community is holding a Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha on Wilkins and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill. Ashkenazi assis...
CDS sculpture represents lives lost during the Holocaust
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School held a site dedication of the Keeping Tabs Holocaust Sculpture, Thursday, April 19. Held in conjunction with YomHaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event celebrated the scul...
Metro Briefs April 19
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Jacobs , a Chronicle correspondent and former associate editor of the paper, has won a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism. Jacobs won in the category of spot news cover...
Pitt student stands out from the crowd
by Elaine Chen
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing out from the crowd can be difficult to do, especially at a school as large as the University of Pittsburgh. But for senior marketing and psychology major with a certificate in internationa...
Jews celebrate end of Passover — Moroccan style
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rather than ordering pizza or having a spaghetti dinner, some 60 members of eastern suburban congregations found a unique way to end Passsover. They gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the Maimu...
Domestic violence to be addressed by interfaith female clergy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When women, or men, are abused by their domestic partners, the people to whom they most often turn for guidance are their clergy. But if those clergy are not properly trained in the issues associat...
Sixteen years, 6 million tabs later, long-awaited groundbreaking slated
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Walter knew the number 6 million, as in the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, could seem unfathomable. So the Community Day School eighth-grade history teacher decided to show his stud...