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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Doing business with Iran? State says think again
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The government of Pennsylvania has a message for businesses operating in the Keystone State: If a company wants to do business with Iran, business with the commonwealth will not be so easy. That’s ...
Israeli journalist offers glimmer of hope during ‘dark time in the Middle East’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a brutal summer in the Middle East, the story that journalist Amir Tibon brought from Israel to Pittsburgh was one of cautious optimism and hope.   Events during and after the war in Gaza...
Metro Briefs October 16
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Riverview Towers will hold Quick-Step at the View, an evening with the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studios that will include a dessert bar and Chinese auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 52 G...
Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
by Julian Sadur and Toby Tabachnick
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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...





Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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...