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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
by By Hilary Daninhirsch Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
by By Yael Itskowitz Special to The Chronicle
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by By Simone Shapiro Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...