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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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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...
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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 | 3 3 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...
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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 | 22 22 comments | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Poros’ best pour is Israeli Cab
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
When the staff at Poros recommends the Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon to its customers, the reaction is generally one of surprise. Most diners at the restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine do ...
Belgian’s view of election: Enough already
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the fourth American presidential election cycle that Flemish radio journalist Els Aeyels has covered for VRT, a Belgian public broadcasting company comparable to NPR. But this time, things ...
Metro Briefs October 28
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will hold a luncheon for adults with special needs and the volunteers who help them on Monday, Oct. 31 at noon at Congregation Beth Shalom....
Beth Shalom rolls out plan for future growth
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
While many other Conservative congregations around the country are losing members, or even shutting down, Congregation Beth Shalom, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, has been b...
Local coat drive aims to literally warm hearts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
While recent warmth has some hopeful that winter may never come, others are anticipating the snowy season’s arrival. Over the past few months, Janice Bahary, Maureen Kelly Busis and a group of volu...
Musallam had pulled out of 2014 show with Israelis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
A Palestinian artist who pulled out of a local joint multimedia project with Israeli and American artists in 2014 is now featured in a new Mattress Factory exhibit which runs through 2017. Mohammed...
Campaign brings students and mayor together
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Area children are hoping that their voices carry weight in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. While joining Mayor William Peduto in an online message, 11 students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools part...
Dutch survivor’s diary called an Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. “At Night I Dream of Pea...
Potent potables pump up the parshah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember that Pew study a couple years back that showed that Jewish millennials were eschewing religious activity in droves? Well, a group of 20-somethings and 30-somethings on the South Side of Ch...
Metro Briefs October 21
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial, StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, has partnered with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR station, and the Sena...