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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
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Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by By Simone Shapiro Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
by By Melissa Apter
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
Through archaeology, a picture of ancient Israeli life appears
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Hebrew Bible purports to give us snapshots of particular events in time that occurred in ancient Israel, archaeological evidence of those specific events is relatively rare, according to ...
Open kitchen serves up ‘family’-friendly atmosphere for Morris residents, staff
by By Adam Reinherz Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
These days walking into the Carnegie Commons at the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is like stepping into an Arhaus catalog. Upon entering the dining area, your senses are enticed....