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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...
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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...
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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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PBT troupe gets orientation for Karmiel performance
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Karmiel Dance Festival does not begin until August, but the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has already begun preparing for its first trip as a company to Israel. On Tuesday, April 24, the PBT hosted...
Metro Briefs May 3
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children’s Service will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. At that time, Joel Rosenthal will be presented with the 2012 M...
PSO to perform free concert at Rodef Shalom
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free — and possibly unprecedented — “Music for the Spirit” concert, Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the main sanctuar...
Marshak cites need for ‘inclusiveness’ of special needs people
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The keynote speaker for last week’s conference on special needs called for inclusiveness to serve the families of special needs individuals and the individuals themselves. Dr. Laura Marshak address...
Hoffman has a passion to stamp out injustices in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Anat Hoffman began her talk Monday night at Rodef Shalom Congregation by passing around a rock she had found in the parking lot of the Howard Cosell building at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. “I w...
Gay Portuguese CMU student becomes global pro-Israel advocate
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Romeu Monteiro does not fit the profile of a typical pro-Israel advocate. But the non-Jewish 22-year-old Portuguese gay activist, who is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, nonetheles...
Jewish teens volunteer in International Day of Giving
by By Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 250 teens came together from all across Pittsburgh to participate in J-Serve, an international day of Jewish youth service. “The idea is to foster this connection for teens to the community ...
Metro Briefs April 26
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2012 edition of Performing Arts Camp, for kids entering grades 4 to 9, will be held June 18 to July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Robinson Bui...
Pesner lays out plan to re-engage Jewish youth on Pittsburgh visit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the highest-ranking leaders of the North American Reform movement laid out a four-part plan to keep young Jews engaged in their faith for life during a visit to Pittsburgh this week. Rabbi J...
Community Shabbaton will cross denominational lines
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A dozen local congregations and Jewish institutions will join together May 4 to 6 for a weekend of learning and ritual at the Pittsburgh Community Shabbaton at Congregation Beth Shalom. “We are try...