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Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
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At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
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An exhibit on Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus
by Robin Cembalest
Tablet
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Like so many other aspects of his life and work, Rembrandt’s connection to the Jews has been sentimentalized, overestimated, misappropriated, criticized, dissected — and debunked. In rec...
Reform Jews embrace Tisha B’Av
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews around the world filed into synagogues Monday evening and Tuesday to observe the holy day of Tisha B’Av. They sat on floors or low benches. They read from the mournful Book of Lamentation...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
Grade’s novel a stark look at divisiveness over religious issues
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Squirrel Hill forum targets Israel’s anti-boycott law
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 75 people turned out at the Squirrel Hill Public Library Sunday, July 31, for a “community discussion” entitled “Is the Threat to Israel’s Democracy Real?” The event was sponsored by J St...
Pennsylvania rabbi sets roots in East Africa
by Richard Tenorio
For the Chronicle
Jul 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Jon Cutler, a Navy chaplain stationed halfway across the globe in East Africa, heard that there was a rural community of Jews in the nation of Uganda, he decided to make a visit. He got ...
Jews, Gentiles to participate in PeaceweeeK in August
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Pittsburgh Jews are expected to participate in PeaceweeeK [sic], a local effort from Aug. 5 to 14, to encourage support for peace among people from many different backgrounds. The week will...
Cambria County students research Barnesboro Jews’ story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The students of Northern Cambria High School often walked by the 85-year-old deserted synagogue, but never paid it much attention. Some did not even know what it was. But all that has changed. And ...
Harris’ ‘Dreyfus’ may be best book yet of infamous incident
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Jul 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The conviction of Alfred Dreyfus was so outrageous that it polarized France and indirectly led to the rebirth of Jewish nationhood. In her new book, “Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion and the Scandal of t...