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Metro Briefs February 24
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 15 15 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Metro Briefs January 13
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
Metro Briefs January 6
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
Menorah madness
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
Chabad of the South Hills lights up the Galleria for Chanukah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
A 12-foot kerosene menorah, the aroma of fresh latkes, and, yes, the songs of Ziggy Marley attracted dozens of celebrants and shoppers to the second floor of Mt. Lebanon’s Galleria last week as the...
Repair the World and Wigle Whiskey blend for community support
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
For many, ’tis the season of seemingly endless celebrations among those sporting turtlenecks and tweeds while hoisting a spirited beverage or two. And although most holiday partygoers participate i...
Two days of mitzvahs for Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Rachel Reibach, a junior at Washington and Lee University, was home visiting her family for winter break following a challenging semester, but rather than sleeping in on Dec. 25, she headed to the ...
Corrections department investigating Jewish prisoner’s complaints at Belmont
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating a Jewish inmate’s claims of religious discrimination at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, according to t...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories of 2016
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
After a year of award-winning journalism, The Jewish Chronicle would like to look back on the stories that captivated our community in 2016. Appearing in chronological order, the following 10 excer...
Lesa Morrison, devoted to others, lived life her way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
For Lesa Morrison, the concept of tikkun olam was a way of life. From her work in Honduras as a member of the Peace Corps, to her empowerment of residents of Nairobi, Kenya, Morrison really was try...
Beth Israel Center up for sale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than 50 years of providing a spiritual hub for Jews in Jefferson Hills and the greater Mon Valley, Beth Israel Center has put its building up for sale. The asking price for the 8,280-squ...