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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
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CWB to host lecture on Jewish Berlin
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms without Borders will present Shalmi Barmore, a historian and educator for lecture, Monday, March 12, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. His topic will be, “Berlin: A City Haunted by History a...
Jewish Faculty Forum developing minor in Holocaust studies at Duquesne U.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Rosen did not look like the typical Duquesne University professor. With his untidy grey beard, yamulke, and the traditional dark suit and white shirt of the ultra-Orthodox, he stood in stark c...
Cranberry Jewish Community established; group files for nonprofit status
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
About 18 months ago, Jack Cohen and Michael Berman, who had been childhood friends, began reaching out to see if other Jews lived in Cranberry. To their pleasant surprise, they found more people th...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...
Local Jewish teens win big in J-Serve T-shirt design contest
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh area teens, co-chairs of the local J-Serve teen committee, won the T-shirt design contest for J-Serve 2012. Ali Karsh and Jesse Irwin, respectively seniors at North Allegheny and Pit...
Rodef Shalom, Beth Shalom boards OK measure to unify their religious schools
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The boards of trustees for Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have approved a proposal that will continue the move to a unified religious school serving two of the largest congregations in western Pennsy...
Komen-Pittsburgh votes no confidence in national board
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Making a bold statement about the way its national organization is run, the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has approved a vote of no co...
Metro Briefs February 23
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Flo Mae Moravitz has established a gift in perpetuity in memory of her late husband, Stanley, that provides needs-based scholarships for Pittsburgh’s youth to travel in Israel. As part of a recent ...
Israel Peace Week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Students for Justice in Palestine — the well-funded student group that brought the play “I Heart Hamas” to the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 — will be bringing Israel Apartheid Week to the Pitt ...
JCC prepares for GPIBL playoffs
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC Boys’ Varsity Team defeated Urban Impact by a score of 49-47, Tuesday, Feb. 14, to finish their regular season on a high note. The win moved the JCC to 11-3 on the season and tied for the s...