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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...
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Hoffman has a passion to stamp out injustices in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Anat Hoffman began her talk Monday night at Rodef Shalom Congregation by passing around a rock she had found in the parking lot of the Howard Cosell building at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. “I w...
Gay Portuguese CMU student becomes global pro-Israel advocate
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Romeu Monteiro does not fit the profile of a typical pro-Israel advocate. But the non-Jewish 22-year-old Portuguese gay activist, who is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, nonetheles...
Jewish teens volunteer in International Day of Giving
by By Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 250 teens came together from all across Pittsburgh to participate in J-Serve, an international day of Jewish youth service. “The idea is to foster this connection for teens to the community ...
Metro Briefs April 26
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2012 edition of Performing Arts Camp, for kids entering grades 4 to 9, will be held June 18 to July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Robinson Bui...
Pesner lays out plan to re-engage Jewish youth on Pittsburgh visit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the highest-ranking leaders of the North American Reform movement laid out a four-part plan to keep young Jews engaged in their faith for life during a visit to Pittsburgh this week. Rabbi J...
Community Shabbaton will cross denominational lines
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A dozen local congregations and Jewish institutions will join together May 4 to 6 for a weekend of learning and ritual at the Pittsburgh Community Shabbaton at Congregation Beth Shalom. “We are try...
Five short-subject pictures compete at Robinson film gala
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will present five short-subject films next week at the Robinson Short Film Competition Gala Awards Evening, Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at SouthSide Works Cinema. This year, the competing films...
Movement losing steam?
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Just a few years ago, the small Goldstein Lounge in the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center would have been overflowing with supporters for a Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition event. This pas...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah Lishmah Community is holding a Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha on Wilkins and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill. Ashkenazi assis...