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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
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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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Archives
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...
Jewish prisoners at Belmont denied religious rights, according to inmate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish inmate serving time at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, has accused the facility’s lead chaplain of several acts of religious discrimination, including the denial...
More parties than candles this Chanukah
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the month of December, the city and surrounding areas are boasting numerous events celebrating the Jewish festival of lights. On Sunday, Dec. 11, PJ Library invited participants to decor...
Metro Briefs December 23
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Rosenthal , former president of the Taylor Allderdice Alumni Association, was arrested and arraigned Friday, Dec. 16 on charges of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. District Jud...
Opioid abuse tackled by technology
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Technological solutions to the opioid epidemic was the subject of a Jewish Healthcare Foundation program earlier this month, introducing three high-tech concepts in battling abuse and overdose. A p...
Squirrel Hill retail is a story of change and promise
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
They say that Squirrel Hill is “cradle to grave,” a place so complete one never has to leave. Maybe it is, but since Squirrel Hill emerged as a retail and merchant market area nearly 100 years ago,...
These investors are seeking a return in Jewish engagement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Think “Shark Tank,” but more Jewish and sans the aggressive antics of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and you can appreciate the spirit of the SteelTree Fund. There is, of course, a notable differ...
Lit gloss: Shiny new books that make great gifts for Chanukah
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
There are so many good books out right now, and coming out in the next few months, that it’s almost impossible to pick just a few — especially with so many fantastically talented Jewish authors. Th...
Five great buys for the Jewish music lover in your life
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s nothing like the balm of music to soothe a troubled mind — and given the collective angst generated by the last few months, now is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet harmonies of esca...
New community center seeks to welcome every learner
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Betting that winter is a perfect season for growth, a new project opening next month aims to offer the joy and challenge of serious Jewish study to every member of the local Jewish community. Accor...