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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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Metro Briefs January 29
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
Metro Briefs January 22
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
War of words takes Jewish theater world by storm
by Suzanne Pollak
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of arts professionals are speaking out on behalf of Ari Roth, the celebrated artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s Theater J who was fired last month by his employer...
‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...