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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...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
by Melissa Apter
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Metro Briefs February 26
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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 ...
Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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...