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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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New Light to unveil Shoa monument Sunday at Shaler Twp. cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman hopes a new monument to the Holocaust, which will be unveiled this Sunday at New Light Cemetery, in Shaler Township, will stir new interest in the Jewish tradition of visitin...
Malone to be honored at JNF’s Tree of Life Award Dinner
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life Award Dinner at the Omni William Penn Hotel Wednesday, Sept. 5. The event will honor David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Finan...
Breast density notification bill held up in committee In Senate committee  
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill pending before the state Legislature could lead to more breast cancer screening for women — especially Ashkenazi Jewish women — at higher risk for developing the disease. But the bill, and i...
Rodef Shalom upgrades accessibility for hearing impaired
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation has made two updates to its synagogue building this month. An audio induction loop, also known as a hearing aid loop, was installed in the main sanctuary and two additiona...
Metro Briefs August 30
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
JPN, Pittsburgh’s young Jewish professionals network , will host its first happy hour of the season, Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., 
625 Liberty Ave., Downtown. JPN provides...
Pittsburgh man a key witness in Youlus sentencing
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When Robert Kushner purchased a Torah from Rabbi Menachem Youlus in 2001 to donate to Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, he could not have foreseen that 11 years later he would be asked to be...
Competing groups enlist rabbis in support of Obama, Romney
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 600 rabbis from across the country have joined “Rabbis for Obama,” a group launched by the campaign to re-elect the president. The number of rabbis joining in support of Barak Obama this ...
MOTs playing ball in ’Burgh for 130 years
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of a story that appeared in the Chronicle three years ago. It is reprinted here in advance of Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, Tuesday, Aug. 28.)   They ...
Kurtz Center, run by Jewish therapists, to expand sex therapy here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Jewish sex therapists has started a center where they hope to treat patients and train new therapists in their specialty. Drs. Robert Schwartz, a principal partner in the practice, and Sh...
Metro Briefs August 23
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The Hazon Cross-USA Rid e, the 10-week Seattle-to-Washington, D.C., bike trip that included stops in Wheeling, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, concluded its 3,600-mile trek in the nation’s capital last week...