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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...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
Metro Briefs October 30
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
by Michael Fox
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
by Neal Gendler
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...