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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...
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Breath test could detect cancer, Pittsburgh native, Fulbright Scholar says
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
In the future, Jeffrey Halpern believes catching cancer in its early stages could be as simple as breathing into a tube. He’s so sure of it, in fact, that he plans to spend 20 months in Israel rese...
Metro Briefs July 19
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park  will take place Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be available soon at Murray Avenue Kosher and Creative Silver and Wines (Premier Wine Pittsburgh), o...
Israeli baseball team plays exhibition game against Allderdice
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the start of the baseball game on a muggy Sunday afternoon, a chant of “One, two, three, ’Dice” was heard when the Pittsburgh Allderdice baseball team ran onto the field.  But one of the All...
Cohan to promote vegetarianism among Jews as JVNA director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Cohan will be stepping down from his position as director of community and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to become the first executive director of the Jewis...
Holocaust Center etchings may stay put
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh has moved to its new digs in Oakland, the two wall size etchings outside its old offices may have to stay where they are. When preparations began la...
Boycott measure passes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 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 | 41 41 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 36 36 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...