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Fall softball league crowns a champion
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...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
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 ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
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...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
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...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
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 ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
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...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
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...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“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...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
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NGO speakers here push for Iran deal
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” betwee...
Pressure’s on for rabbis to deliver THE sermon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As congregational attendance swells during the High Holiday season, a rabbi preparing a sermon might feel there is a lot at stake — maybe even a bit of pressure to make the sermon particularly good...
Gerri Kay devoted life to family, local network of causes
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Gerri Kay, a lifelong champion of Pittsburgh’s underserved who was known for her creativity and undeterrable commitment to the many causes and people for which she advocated, passed away Monday mor...
‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
Metro Briefs September 11
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...