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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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Frankel, Medved spar on Israel, other issues at Aish debate
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The presidential election is just a week away. All three debates are in the books, and polls say that most voters have made up their minds. But none of that, not even a colossal East Coast hurrican...
Holocaust Center to commemorate Kristallnacht at August Wilson
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its annual Kristallnacht commemoration program, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African Ame...
Pittsburgh Jews stand with Hoffman at Shema-in
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
About 130 Pittsburgh area men and women showed their solidarity with jailed Israeli activist Anat Hoffman Sunday by donning their tallitot and reciting the Shema — the precise reasons police have a...
JAA to begin master plan study; celebrates goals at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging used its first annual meeting in more than a decade to unveil a new master planning process to evaluate its needs and how to meet them. “We’re in the very early stag...
Schiff to lead lecture, study series for Beth Shalom's 95th anniversary
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will mark its 95 th anniversary this weekend with a series of discussions and study programs featuring Rabbi Danny Schiff. “Congregation Beth Shalom is proud of our legacy ...
Kaplan panel discussion 10/30 at Rodef Shalom has been cancelled
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the panel portion of the program on "Civility in Political Discourse" scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been cancelled.  The text study portion of the progr...
Jewish genetic disease screening postponed
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the impending storm predicted for Tuesday, Oct. 30, and the Philadelphia partners' travel difficulties, the Jewish genetic disease screening to has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at ...
Israeli ecologist speaks at temples; rain garden created at Temple Sinai
by Lee Chottiner and Toby Tabachnick, Chronicle Staff
Oct 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Cicelsky wants to create more than just sustainable communities; he wants to create cradle-to-cradle sustainable communities. And he wants to make Israel a center of the sustainability movemen...
NA’AMAT’s Weiner Center in Karmiel expanding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When NA’AMAT USA National President Elizabeth Raider visited Karmiel this past summer, she liked what she saw. Raider, who together with her husband lived in Pittsburgh’s sister city in the Jewish ...
Jewish painter uses famous artist’s style to express ‘Jewishness’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
It might be fair to describe Deborah Kass as a 21st-century, Jewish feminist Andy Warhol. The artist, who has the chutzpa to substitute her own face for that of Elizabeth Taylor in her Warhol-inspi...