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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
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Israel interfaith trip
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
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Metro Briefs February 10
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
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Jewish Day Schools want middle schoolers to approach election ‘mindfully’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
In a presidential election stoked by combustible rhetoric, local educators have shied away from bringing campaign specifics into the classroom. Instead, with curricula largely avoiding both of the ...
Metro Briefs November 4
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash Shira Group , led by Rabbi Doris Dyen, will bring Yiddishkeit culture and songs for all to sing on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a Kum-Zitz — Yiddish for sitting and singi...
‘Fatherly’ Barak charms Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Ehud Barak drew a standing ovation from the packed house at Heinz Hall last week following a talk in which the former Israeli prime minister — with charm, but without mincing words — covered the cu...
Gross inspires local campaign workers to get out the vote
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Gross has a thing or two to say about the value of freedom. And the handful of Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers gathered at her canvassing office in the blue-collar community of Brookline o...
Poros’ best pour is Israeli Cab
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
When the staff at Poros recommends the Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon to its customers, the reaction is generally one of surprise. Most diners at the restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine do ...
Belgian’s view of election: Enough already
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the fourth American presidential election cycle that Flemish radio journalist Els Aeyels has covered for VRT, a Belgian public broadcasting company comparable to NPR. But this time, things ...
Metro Briefs October 28
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will hold a luncheon for adults with special needs and the volunteers who help them on Monday, Oct. 31 at noon at Congregation Beth Shalom....
Beth Shalom rolls out plan for future growth
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
While many other Conservative congregations around the country are losing members, or even shutting down, Congregation Beth Shalom, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, has been b...
Local coat drive aims to literally warm hearts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
While recent warmth has some hopeful that winter may never come, others are anticipating the snowy season’s arrival. Over the past few months, Janice Bahary, Maureen Kelly Busis and a group of volu...
Musallam had pulled out of 2014 show with Israelis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
A Palestinian artist who pulled out of a local joint multimedia project with Israeli and American artists in 2014 is now featured in a new Mattress Factory exhibit which runs through 2017. Mohammed...