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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...
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Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon

After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
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Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Health center moves to newer, expanded space
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Health Center has dramatically increased its capacity to serve its medical and dental patients with new, expanded offices located at 4516 Browns Hill Road. The new space — which h...
Jewish community plays role in Community House project
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The East End Cooperative Ministry — which partners with local congregations of diverse faiths, including Beth Shalom, Dor Hadash, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom — has begun...
First Kander Award gives career boost to Hollywood-bound filmmaker
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The inaugural winner of Steeltown Film Factory’s Ellen Weiss Kander Award, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Yulin Kuang, wrapped filming her award-winning script “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-C...
Social justice forum educates voters on controversial voter ID law
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Joyce Block has voted in every election since 1944. But Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law could end her streak. Under the law, the 89-year-old Bucks County resident, like all Pennsylvania...
Upper St. Clair native laces up for Penguins
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
For Dylan Reese, coming to Pittsburgh was an easy decision. The Upper St. Clair native, a defenseman recently acquired by the Penguins, will have the chance to make the Penguins NHL roster and play...
Breath test could detect cancer, Pittsburgh native, Fulbright Scholar says
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
In the future, Jeffrey Halpern believes catching cancer in its early stages could be as simple as breathing into a tube. He’s so sure of it, in fact, that he plans to spend 20 months in Israel rese...
Metro Briefs July 19
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park  will take place Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be available soon at Murray Avenue Kosher and Creative Silver and Wines (Premier Wine Pittsburgh), o...
Israeli baseball team plays exhibition game against Allderdice
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the start of the baseball game on a muggy Sunday afternoon, a chant of “One, two, three, ’Dice” was heard when the Pittsburgh Allderdice baseball team ran onto the field.  But one of the All...
Cohan to promote vegetarianism among Jews as JVNA director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Cohan will be stepping down from his position as director of community and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to become the first executive director of the Jewis...
Holocaust Center etchings may stay put
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh has moved to its new digs in Oakland, the two wall size etchings outside its old offices may have to stay where they are. When preparations began la...