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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
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...
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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
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: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
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...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
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...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
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 ...
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Israel interfaith trip
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...
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Metro Briefs February 10
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...
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Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
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...
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Lesa Morrison, devoted to others, lived life her way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
For Lesa Morrison, the concept of tikkun olam was a way of life. From her work in Honduras as a member of the Peace Corps, to her empowerment of residents of Nairobi, Kenya, Morrison really was try...
Beth Israel Center up for sale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than 50 years of providing a spiritual hub for Jews in Jefferson Hills and the greater Mon Valley, Beth Israel Center has put its building up for sale. The asking price for the 8,280-squ...
Karen Wolk Feinstein launches movement toward better health care
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Health care is not like Uber, but it should be. At least according to Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative who delivered a TEDx talk last month in Br...
‘Questioning Return’ is newest offering from Pittsburgh author Beth Kissileff
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Wendy Goldberg, the protagonist in “Questioning Return,” is a Jewish-American grad student and Fulbright scholar studying religion at Princeton in the mid-1990s. To fulfill her Ph.D. requirements, ...
Metro Briefs December 30
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a one-time public viewing of the film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. This film is set in 1957 Germany and is about Jewish...
Pitt lecturer on team to excavate site in Galilee
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ben Gordon headed off to Israel following college, he thought he was destined to become a rabbi. He enrolled in the Conservative movement’s yeshiva and studied for two years, but after he answ...
Steven Fienberg, illustrious statistician who set a standard for scholarship, passes away
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Fienberg, a statistician whose fascination with figures and other data enabled him to travel the world keynoting conferences and collaborating with other scholars, died in his sleep Wednesda...
Rabbi Mark Mahler, after almost four decades at Temple Emanuel, announces retirement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a large and vivid oil painting displayed on a wall in the rabbi’s study at Temple Emanuel of South Hills. The painting depicts a man standing by a window, wrapped in tallis and tefillin, a...
Rally for Unity held to counter hate incidents in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to several recent identity-based hate-related incidents in Mt. Lebanon, state Rep. Dan Miller (D-District 42) organized a Unity Rally last Sunday to bring the community together to cele...
Super Sunday brings in new callers for old mission
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
In a wireless world in which the concept of connection is changing, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is employing the tried-and-true phonathon as part of its march into the future. “A fo...