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Metro Briefs February 24
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 18 18 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorated athlete shines as volunteer coach
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Dayna Greenfield boasts an impressive athletic resume: Between 2004 and 2006, the Squirrel Hill native started for Washington and Jefferson University’s women’s basketball team. Two years earlier, ...
Local Jewish elderly scammed by home health care workers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Several of Pittsburgh’s Jewish elderly in Squirrel Hill have been the target of a recent spate of criminal activity perpetrated by scammers posing as private home health caregivers, according to Ma...




Full scholarships available for high school study in Israel for 2017
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Five full scholarships for an eight-week session at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) are being offered to eligible Pittsburgh students for the fall of 2017, from Sept. to Nov. 3. AMHSI,...
‘As One’ opera tells a universal story about a transgender woman
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Most new operas are never performed again after they premiere, but Laura Kaminsky’s “As One,” the story of a transgender woman, has already played at several different opera companies since it open...
Offensive Holocaust posters removed at Upper St. Clair HS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
About a dozen posters covered with swastikas and photographs of Adolf Hitler lining the walls of Upper St. Clair High School were removed last week after school officials received several complaint...
Metro Briefs February 3
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, “Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again.” YAD invites Jew...
‘Gefilte Manifesto’ seeks to make classic Jewish food great again
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Having paid their dues on the Brooklyn food scene, emerging young chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. The millennial duo’s missio...
Jewish women take to streets in Washington and Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Local women united in step to voice a collaborative cry last weekend. Both here and in the nation’s capital, Steel City women took to the streets to demonstrate solidarity in the wake of President ...
Israeli cachibol for moms gaining momentum in US
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Ofra Abramovich was caught up in the routine of her life as a stay-at-home mom in Kfar Saba about 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv when an invitation from a friend not only changed her world, but may b...
Interfaith book group binds women together
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The women range from their mid-20s to retirees. They run businesses or work at nonprofits, are authors or educators or stay-at-home moms. They are Jews, Christians and Muslims. They share a love of...