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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Center etchings may stay put
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh has moved to its new digs in Oakland, the two wall size etchings outside its old offices may have to stay where they are. When preparations began la...
Boycott measure passes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
A sharply divided Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 333 to 331— with two abstentions — to reject a resolution to divest funds from companies doing business in Israel last Thursday at its 220th bienni...
Metro Briefs July 12
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
A Squirrel Hill teen has raised nearly $7,000 for a philanthropic fund she established on her own to support a host of charities. Blaine Dinkin, 17, daughter of Elliot and Laura Dinkin, who attend ...
Homegrown hechsher serves state’s cottage food businesses
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
West Virginia, a state widely, though undeservedly, known for road kill jokes, has its own hechsher symbol. Relax. That doesn’t mean road kill is kosher in the Mountain State. It does, however, mea...
Jewish Johnstown marks milestone with yearlong program series
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of Jewish communities in small towns across the United States is shrinking  — and has been for many years. As those communities decline and disappear, their histories are also in danger of...
Metro Briefs July 5
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Busis , has been named interim chief executive officer of The Jewish Chronicle. He succeeds David Caoin who resigned in June. Previously the director of the Asia Pacific Institute at the Americ...
Alternative resolution emphasizes positive investment in Palestinian economy
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted Thursday night to replace a controversial resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel with an alternative reso...
From family tree to Tel Aviv kitchen, mission made lasting impact
by Justin Jacobs, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the July 5 Chronicle.) On the last night of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Israel Centennial Mega Mission, t...
Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
While the heads of local Jewish service agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, s...
Metro Briefs June 28
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Pirates  will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening. This year, Jewish Fe...