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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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Israeli youth play here; say tennis has changed their lives
by Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Tennis Centers showcased some of the Jewish state’s up and coming young players Monday, Aug. 20, during an exhibition event at a Squirrel Hill residence. Sara and James Guttman hosted th...
Law professor, morticians weighing in on Wasserman lawsuit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The success or failure of Rabbi Daniel Wasserman’s lawsuit against the state to freely perform religious funerals without a funeral director present could hinge on a rarely invoked state law, a Duq...
BBYO teens from Pittsburgh made community service trip to Bulgaria
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Five area teens from the Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO recently returned from a trip to Bulgaria, where they learned about Jewish life in the former communist country, and performed a variety of...
Hadassah eyes its future on eve of organization’s centennial
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As Hadassah members nationwide prepare for the women’s Zionist organization’s Centennial Convention in Jerusalem in mid-October, Hadassah of Greater Pittsburgh is in the midst of preparing for its ...
Hazon Cross-USA Ride combines Judaism, environment and cycling
by Ilana Yergin, For the Chronicle
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Bicyclists participating in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride arrived in Pittsburgh late afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 8, and rested in the evening in preparation for a busy day on Thursday, exploring Pittsburg...
Conference to explore changing environment for congregations
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Four national Jewish organizations will sponsor a conference in Pittsburgh to provide support for small synagogues struggling to survive in a changing communal environment. The conference, called “...
Metro Briefs August 16
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Cohen , a leading sociologist whose current research focuses on the emerging patterns of Jewish identity and community among Jews in their 20s and 30s, will be the next speaker in the “Conve...
Hillel JUC has strategies to engage more students in Jewish life on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Incoming Jewish freshmen have not yet unpacked their bags or begun to get settled into their University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University dorms, but the folks at Hillel Jewish University...
Moishe House coming to Pittsburgh; $6M investment clears way for project
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Moishe House, an international organization providing Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s by creating home-based communities, is coming to Pittsburgh. In fact, it’s already here. Four 2...
Holocaust, August Wilson centers to partner on ‘Nazi Olympics’ exhibition
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture have announced a partnership to present “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936...