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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon

After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
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Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boycott measure passes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
A sharply divided Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 333 to 331— with two abstentions — to reject a resolution to divest funds from companies doing business in Israel last Thursday at its 220th bienni...
Metro Briefs July 12
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
A Squirrel Hill teen has raised nearly $7,000 for a philanthropic fund she established on her own to support a host of charities. Blaine Dinkin, 17, daughter of Elliot and Laura Dinkin, who attend ...
Homegrown hechsher serves state’s cottage food businesses
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
West Virginia, a state widely, though undeservedly, known for road kill jokes, has its own hechsher symbol. Relax. That doesn’t mean road kill is kosher in the Mountain State. It does, however, mea...
Jewish Johnstown marks milestone with yearlong program series
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of Jewish communities in small towns across the United States is shrinking  — and has been for many years. As those communities decline and disappear, their histories are also in danger of...
Metro Briefs July 5
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Busis , has been named interim chief executive officer of The Jewish Chronicle. He succeeds David Caoin who resigned in June. Previously the director of the Asia Pacific Institute at the Americ...
Alternative resolution emphasizes positive investment in Palestinian economy
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted Thursday night to replace a controversial resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel with an alternative reso...
From family tree to Tel Aviv kitchen, mission made lasting impact
by Justin Jacobs, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the July 5 Chronicle.) On the last night of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Israel Centennial Mega Mission, t...
Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
While the heads of local Jewish service agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, s...
Metro Briefs June 28
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Pirates  will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening. This year, Jewish Fe...
Jewish world reacts to Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act
by By Staff and releases
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish agencies lost no time in responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, including the controversial heart of the provision — the individual mandate....