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Metro Briefs March 5
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation will hold an Open House on Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 5898 Shady Ave. Families with young children are invited to visit and experience one or bo...
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At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
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Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
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Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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Changes on Murray Avenue lead to market’s closure
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
For 46 years, nothing really changed at Engel’s Market on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The small storefront featuring an array of fresh fruits and vegetables hearkened back to a simpler time, a ...
Metro Briefs May 10
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Nicole Mezare has joined Temple Sinai as the new director of adult programming. Mezare was born and raised in Toronto. She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she learned how to design ...
'Ahead of time'
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center and JFilm are screening "Ahead of Time," a film about the life of photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who just turned 100 years old, will be in Pittsburgh to re...
Collaboration brings Beth El Congregation and JCC together
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation’s Early Childhood Program (BENS) has begun an unprecedented collaboration with the Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills ...
Looking back and forward on anniversary
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty years ago, Pat Siger, a member of the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section, happened to see an article in a magazine about a run in support of breast cancer awareness, researc...
Children of survivors retell their families’ stories
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
They survived Auschwitz. They were hidden. They came from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. They had nightmares. They were overprotective of their children. They were forthcoming about...
Community celebrates Israel Independence Day
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite sporadic rain showers and high winds, much of Jewish Pittsburgh turned out to Schenley Plaza Thursday evening, April 26, to celebrate Israel Independence Day, as well as the centennial anni...
PBT troupe gets orientation for Karmiel performance
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The Karmiel Dance Festival does not begin until August, but the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has already begun preparing for its first trip as a company to Israel. On Tuesday, April 24, the PBT hosted...
Metro Briefs May 3
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Jewish Family & Children’s Service will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. At that time, Joel Rosenthal will be presented with the 2012 M...
PSO to perform free concert at Rodef Shalom
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free — and possibly unprecedented — “Music for the Spirit” concert, Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the main sanctuar...