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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...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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EKC director remembers camp counselor following his untimely death
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Scores of Emma Kaufmann campers, counselors and faculty traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the funeral of one of their own. Reuben Eli Mitrani, 20, who died Monday of a brain hemorrhage whi...
Carnegie New Year’s party didn’t replace services, attendees say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
While alternative programs continue to spring up for young Jews looking for nontraditional ways to celebrate their Judaism, they are not always used as a substitute for synagogue services. Rather t...
CDS, Duquesne partner on project to teach good behavior
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Some terms — like the Yiddish word mensch — express concepts or ideas so well that those terms achieve widespread usage beyond their languages of origin. Here in Pittsburgh, the Mensch Project, a j...
Sukkot a time to teach lessons from environmental perspective
by Beth Kissileff, JNS.org
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The weather is changing, and in North America the leaves are falling, yet around this time of year Jews persist in going outside just when the rest of the world is going in. Sukkot, the fall holida...
Today is Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving, ‘Pittsburgh Gives’
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Jewish charities will again participate in the Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving — “Pittsburgh Gives” — Wednesday, Oct. 3. The aim of Pittsburgh Gives is to increase the level of...
CDS students make regular minyans at TOL*OLS, Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday morning minyans at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha have gone from famine to feast, as more than two dozen Community Day School students join the congregation’s so called “Minyanaires” each week ...
Metro Briefs September 27
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Aish Campus Pittsburgh will present two noted historians in a presidential debate, Monday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. “America & Israel at Risk,” as the debat...
Obama, Romney hold conference calls with American rabbis
by Staff and wire reports
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
In efforts to reach out to Jewish voters, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney both held conference calls with American rabbis over the High Holy Days. In his call, Thursday, Sept. 20, Romne...
Hillel JUC’s new Israel Fellow has unique take on Palestinian conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought, killed ‘and were killed by’ Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Aharon David related to his enemy in a very different way. He gave them medical treatment. “We ...
Pittsburgh ponies up $150K for Israeli wilderness youth group
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers raised $150,000 this year to support an Israeli program that takes Jewish youth back to nature and gives them a sense of ownership in their country. The fundraising for the program, k...