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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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
by Beth Kissileff, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
One man’s remarkable comeback from brain trauma: ‘I was just lucky’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have to be the victim of a subarachnoid hemorrhage of the right vertebral artery — an “often fatal, but usually debilitating, event” — it’s good to be Yitzchak Francus. The Squirrel Hill res...
‘Rebuilding people’ has become the mantra of these pain specialists
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Paula J., 57, a fitness instructor in Pittsburgh who specializes in plyometrics (jump training), boot camp and Zumba, sustained a painful knee injury while teaching a class six years ago. When she ...
Metro Briefs February 5
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Cantor Henry Shapiro , spiritual leader at Parkway Jewish Center, after a long career of performing and studying Jewish music, is presenting his own Friday evening musical Shabbat service filled wi...
Royalty in America? Exploring the world of U.S. ambassadors
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
So you think you want to be an American ambassador to a foreign country? It might be easier to get elected president. To become an ambassador, you’re either going to have to work your way up throug...
Cuba’s Jewish community mirrors rest of country’s struggling population
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The flight from Miami to Havana lasts less than an hour, but when a recent delegation from Pittsburgh went to the island nation of Cuba last month, its members felt they had entered a completely di...
For egg donor recipients, this organization is indeed a Jewish blessing
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Hannah married her husband, Nathan, when she was 36 years old, and though they tried for seven years, they could not conceive a child. After attempting five in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles usin...
‘Axe’ loved sports, but for the longtime Post-Gazette reporter, family always came first
by Jamar Thrasher, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
In his last story for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, beloved University of Duquesne fan and sportswriter Phil Axelrod wrote about the victory the Duquesne Dukes basketball team had over Abilene Chris...
Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...