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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
by Simone Shapiro, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Metro Briefs July 10
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
Federation launches emergency Israel fund
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has launched an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. “Tuesday night, thousan...
Community briefing on Operation Protective Edge to be held at JCC Tuesday
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, July 15  at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a briefing on Operation Protective Edge and the current situation in I...
California Gourmet pareve chocolate chips pack a punch
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers who enjoy kosher baking can breathe a collective sigh of relief: There’s a new pareve chocolate chip in town. The spring of 2012 was a tough one for those who appreciate a good, choco...
Despite critics, Community Scorecard project hopes to identify major trends
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The results are in, and according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard project, slightly more than half of Jewish Pittsburghers are neither natives nor were raised here, but they’ve been he...
Teens’ memorial: Sorrow, respect carry the day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 600 people gathered at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week to mourn the deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, whose bodies were found more than two weeks...
Despite Hamas rocket attacks, summer trips to the Jewish state continue
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
William Friedlander, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, is getting excited about his upcoming trip to Israel with NCSY, an Orthodox Jewish youth group. He leaves for Israel next week, and it ...