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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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New Jewish lecture series here
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has released its initial speakers schedule for its new two-year lecture series, which begins this month. The schedule for the first year of the series, c...
Lawyers turn to Jewish ethics for continuing education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Like all attorneys licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Lynn Snyderman is required to take 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) courses each year. And like many local Jewish attorneys,...
41st Designer Days held at Monroeville Convention Center  
by Jessica Svec
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Green and blue sparkle wings attached to 6-foot tall fairies toting raffle tickets, greeted shoppers this past Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Monroeville Convention Center for the 2011 Designer Days pat...
Local events and resources promote hospice and palliative care
by Release
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
November 2011 is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the leadership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is encouraging citizens to increase their understanding and a...
Circuitous route to conversion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how she is, Ahuvah Gray answers in the manner common among Orthodox Jews: “Baruch Hashem.” But there is nothing common about this 65-year-old resident of Bayit Vegan, a Haredi (ultra-Ort...
In Israel, mixed media artist explores how ‘a space becomes a place’
by Rachel Marder
JointMedia News Service
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Traveling to Israel for the second time made quite an impression on artist Suki Chan, a 34-year-old Hong Kong native who was raised in London and now lives there. This time around, Chan — who combi...
Senior citizens question not simple
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 86, Anna Ruben decided on her own to move to Riverview Towers after living for 40 years in Florida. After being widowed for 15 years, she decided it was time to come back to her hometown of ...
New local business in kosher wines sales
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
No one has to tell Adar Ben-Lapid and Michael Greathouse about tough times. They are, after all, starting a new business in Pittsburgh — a kosher wine import concern called Premier Wine Imports — a...
BB gun attack damages Wander campaign HQ
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Two windows were smashed Tuesday at the campaign headquarters of Josh Wander (R), candidate for Pittsburgh City Council. Police have not yet determined who committed the act of vandalism at the off...
Improving your body, mind: Jewish olympians weigh in
by Masada Siegel/JointMedia News Service
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg opened a swim academy at the Westside Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles to teach kids about safety—not to turn them into career athletes. “We ...