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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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JCC prepares for GPIBL playoffs
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC Boys’ Varsity Team defeated Urban Impact by a score of 49-47, Tuesday, Feb. 14, to finish their regular season on a high note. The win moved the JCC to 11-3 on the season and tied for the s...
‘Memory’ a distilling look at one survivor’s experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The venue for the the screening of 'Memory' has been changed from College Hall to the Power Center on Forbes Avenue, on the Duquesne University Campus.) Howard Chandler remembers we...
Metro Briefs
Feb 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle has added two new writers to its blogosphere. “ The Beet-Eating Heeb ” is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to...
House Bill would mandate Holocaust education in Pennsylvania schools
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Brendan Boyle is planning to introduce legislation requiring Pennsylvania public and nonpublic schools to provide Holocaust and genocide education in their curricula.  “I think it is, fr...
JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...
Rollercoaster relationship between Zionism, Tinsel Town on upswing
by Danielle Berrin
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In...
The Jewish retail giant and the black community
by Stephen Whitfield
JointMedia News Service
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast wit...
JCC loses close call to Pittsburgh Project; drops in GPIBL standings
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In a game in which every second counted, Jonathan Blue of Pittsburgh Project hit a buzzer-beating two-point shot to defeat the JCC, Thursday, Feb. 2, by a score of 51-49. While Ben Katz of the JCC ...
Youlus pleads guilty, admits in Torah fraud in federal court
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the Maryland rabbi who has referred to himself as the “Jewish Indiana Jones,” pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in New York last Thursday to mail and wire fraud. Youlu...
Beth Shalom, Rodef Shalom rabbis call for cooperation in ‘white paper’
by Lee Chorttiner
Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The religious leaders of Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have drafted an historic “white paper,” which spells out an unprecedented level of cooperation between the two worship communities. In the whit...