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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Metro Briefs November 6
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash invites families with young children to Tot Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Reservations are not required. Contact admin@dorhadash for more information. Rodef Shalom ...
Comprehensive excellence initiative underway at Hillel JUC, other chapters
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh is at the heart of a new initiative designed to improve the functioning of Hillel chapters around the country through the setting of benchmarks and the addition of needed personnel. Over...
‘The humanity of Greeks’ takes center stage on Ohi Day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the region’s Jewish and Greek communities silently gathered at Carnegie Mellon University’s McConomy Auditorium last week to remember the resounding cry of “No!” Exactly 74 years earlier...
Petraeus gives Pittsburgh an up-close look at U.S. and its Middle East relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus capped a day-long conference dedicated to growing business between the United States and the Middle East by focusing on the quest for political stability in th...
Family dialogue, communication are important in fight against child sexual abuse
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On a school night when many parents are reluctant to venture out, more than 300 gathered at Congregation Shaare Torah for a sobering talk from clinical social worker Debborah Fox. Addressing the to...
The message is loud and clear: Jewish victims of domestic abuse need our support
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Domestic abuse is a Jewish issue, say some of the most influential organizations in the city, and they’re not afraid to highlight what the Jewish community can do to prevent it. An Oct. 29 event at...
Iranian delegation was at Pittsburgh business meeting to make cultural connections
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of four Iranian officials was in Pittsburgh last week participating in what was billed as a “business conference” sponsored by the American Middle East Institute in order to foster a c...
Wolf blows down GOP
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Dominating the mid-term elections in races across the country, Republicans had, as President Obama put it, a “good night” on Tuesday. But while the GOP claimed its largest congressional majority in...
Author’s loving tribute offers ‘visual journey’ to synagogues of Central, Western Pa.
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 29, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
New Light Congregation’s original name was Ohel Jacob and originally served Pittsburgh’s Romanian Jewish community. Poale Zedeck Congregation was founded by Hungarian Jewish immigrants and was orig...