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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...
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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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Metro Briefs August 9
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Walter Jacob , rabbi emeritus of Rodef Shalom Congregation, is out with a new book — his 40th. At 59 pages, it’s hardly Jacob’s longest book, but it may be his most personal. “Benno Jacob: Sc...
Federation campaign reaches $13M goal — all-time high
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Year Annual Campaign closed last week after achieving its record goal of $13 million. “We were confident it would come in,” Federation Chair...
Weinberg assumes principal position at Hillel Academy
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sam Weinberg has been named the new principal of Hillel Academy, succeeding Rabbi Avrumi Sacks, who is leaving the school after three years. Sacks will be available to consult with Weinberg, ...
Rosh Hashana cover contest begins
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle invites Pittsburgh area Jewish students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to present their cover designs for our Rosh Hashana edition, which will be published Sept. 13. Th...
Locals join 90,000 for Siyum HaShas
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews packed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last Wednesday night for the 12th Siyum HaShas, the celebration of the seven-and-a-half-year study cycle of the Tal...
Temple B'nai Israel prepares to mark centennial with banquet
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
There is one undeniable fact about Temple B’nai Israel: it’s a survivor. The White Oak-based Reform congregation is preparing to celebrate its centennial — something many other congregations up and...
Mt. Lebo siblings play lacrosse for Israel at Euro tourney
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone on her lacrosse team called her “the baby,” but on the playing field, Felicia Tissenbaum proved just how grown up she really was. The 17-year-old Mt. Lebanon native scored the winning goal...
Hazon brings its food message on wheels to Pittsburgh
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 25 cyclists from around the country will roll into Pittsburgh this week as part of a Jewish environmental organization’s effort to promote sustainable food systems. The cyclists on the Hazon C...
Nobody did it better than PSO Pops’ Marvin Hamlisch
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Marvin Hamlisch, the principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the composer of numerous award-winning scores for movies and stage, died in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 6. He w...
Rabbi sues state, says department selectively enforced funeral director laws
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi is suing the state claiming it is selectively enforcing its funeral director laws in a way that violates the rights of Orthodox Jewish clergy and the people they serve.   Rabbi D...