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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon

After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
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Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
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Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moishe House coming to Pittsburgh; $6M investment clears way for project
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Moishe House, an international organization providing Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s by creating home-based communities, is coming to Pittsburgh. In fact, it’s already here. Four 2...
Holocaust, August Wilson centers to partner on ‘Nazi Olympics’ exhibition
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture have announced a partnership to present “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936...
Metro Briefs August 9
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Walter Jacob , rabbi emeritus of Rodef Shalom Congregation, is out with a new book — his 40th. At 59 pages, it’s hardly Jacob’s longest book, but it may be his most personal. “Benno Jacob: Sc...
Federation campaign reaches $13M goal — all-time high
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Year Annual Campaign closed last week after achieving its record goal of $13 million. “We were confident it would come in,” Federation Chair...
Weinberg assumes principal position at Hillel Academy
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sam Weinberg has been named the new principal of Hillel Academy, succeeding Rabbi Avrumi Sacks, who is leaving the school after three years. Sacks will be available to consult with Weinberg, ...
Rosh Hashana cover contest begins
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle invites Pittsburgh area Jewish students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to present their cover designs for our Rosh Hashana edition, which will be published Sept. 13. Th...
Locals join 90,000 for Siyum HaShas
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews packed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last Wednesday night for the 12th Siyum HaShas, the celebration of the seven-and-a-half-year study cycle of the Tal...
Temple B'nai Israel prepares to mark centennial with banquet
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
There is one undeniable fact about Temple B’nai Israel: it’s a survivor. The White Oak-based Reform congregation is preparing to celebrate its centennial — something many other congregations up and...
Mt. Lebo siblings play lacrosse for Israel at Euro tourney
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone on her lacrosse team called her “the baby,” but on the playing field, Felicia Tissenbaum proved just how grown up she really was. The 17-year-old Mt. Lebanon native scored the winning goal...
Hazon brings its food message on wheels to Pittsburgh
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 25 cyclists from around the country will roll into Pittsburgh this week as part of a Jewish environmental organization’s effort to promote sustainable food systems. The cyclists on the Hazon C...