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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 ...
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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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Alternative resolution emphasizes positive investment in Palestinian economy
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted Thursday night to replace a controversial resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel with an alternative reso...
From family tree to Tel Aviv kitchen, mission made lasting impact
by Justin Jacobs, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the July 5 Chronicle.) On the last night of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Israel Centennial Mega Mission, t...
Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
While the heads of local Jewish service agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, s...
Metro Briefs June 28
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Pirates  will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening. This year, Jewish Fe...
Jewish world reacts to Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act
by By Staff and releases
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish agencies lost no time in responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, including the controversial heart of the provision — the individual mandate....
Mega Mission participants returned with wonderful memories
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
From June 19 to 28, 290 people traveled to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Mega Mission. The mission offered program tracks for families, first-timers and veter...
NCJW’s boutique moves to Squirrel Hill
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
When it ran out of space for its Designer Days Boutique (DDB) store in Shadyside, the National Council of Jewish Women-Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) decided to move the shop to a larger location. The n...
Open mic night draws Jewish performers to Dunkin’ Donuts
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Patrons walking into Dunkin’ Donuts in Squirrel Hill on Sunday afternoon might have thought they heard the Beatles performing inside. With covers of tunes like “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “Bla...
Roundtable to address voter identification law — its impact on Jews — as its initial project
by Lee Chottiner/Executive Editor
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A newly established Jewish coalition in Pittsburgh, designed to address domestic political issues, has declared the new voter identification law to be its first major project. The Pittsburgh Jewish...
‘Golden Harvest’ a disturbing account of Polish complicity in Shoa
by Neal Gendler
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Poles living near death camps such as Treblinka found both pleasure and profit in the killing of Jews, a people living in Poland 800 years. A postwar photo in which peasants and militia appear to b...