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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 23
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will be sending one its largest groups in several years to the JCC Maccabi Games, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Clos...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
Metro Briefs May 21
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
“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...
Israeli students show off scientific prowess
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
by Dave Rullo, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Metro Briefs May 14
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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...