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Seder traditions mark memories and fun
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
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From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
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When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
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Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 5 5 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
by Debra Kamin, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 09, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
Metro Briefs February 10
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 9 9 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Andy “Hirsh” Dlinn remembers the precise moment he decided to join the John Birch Society more than 30 years ago. Always a strong believer in “limited government and liberty,” Dlinn was manning a l...