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Metro Briefs January 29
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...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
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...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
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 ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 22
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
Metal-based world of fantasy pays tribute to city of Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
There are several ways to enter the city of Pittsburgh, but approaching town through the Fort Pitt Tunnel is undoubtedly the most dramatic. And for Benny Zelkowicz, who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, the ...
Metro Briefs December 4
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold Shabbat Shiur with Adam Garber, field director for PennEnvironment, on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:40 p.m., after services, in the Helfant Chapel. Garber helps coordin...
Inaugural Night Out event brings area Jewish men together
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Several hundred men recently gathered for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Men’s Night Out. The inaugural event featured hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts as well as an inspirational...
Bringing the past to life spotlights importance of Jewish community
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Jewish families in Pittsburgh have painstakingly saved their photos and wedding announcements; their son’s honor-roll report card and across-the-Atlantic passenger information for th...
Pitt’s SJP cites commitment to BDS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Pittsburgh has complied with a request by Students for Justice in Palestine to offer an alternative to Sabra brand hummus at its campus dining facilities. The SJP’s appeal for ano...
Recharge, refresh and reflect: ‘Step into the Light’ at the Chabad Women’s Retreat
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, people often feel a need to “get away from it all.” While trips to the Caribbean are not always possible, it is possible to have more light and less d...
‘Jarring, scary’ protest at Pitt upends talk by former IDF medic
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Masked protesters wielding electronic noisemakers disrupted an event co-sponsored by a pro-Israel student group at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday evening, Nov. 24, necessitating the interve...