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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 ...
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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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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
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Israel interfaith trip
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
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Metro Briefs February 10
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
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Water, water everywhere, but some unsafe to drink
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, Danny Butler began using bottled water in his home because his sister, who works for an Israeli water company, cautioned him against using Pittsburgh tap water. So, the Squirrel...
Going to ground: Turkey beats beef
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
“Let’s give ground turkey a try,” I said to my husband. “It’s better for us than beef.” “But it’s so dry,” David said. “You have to pour half a bottle of ketchup on a turkey burger just to make it ...
Before departure, Jewish educator is thankful for the journey
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Carolyn Gerecht believes that it may have been random as to why she ended up in Pittsburgh a decade ago. But since her arrival, say those who know her, the Jewish educator has done nothing other th...
Decorated athlete shines as volunteer coach
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Dayna Greenfield boasts an impressive athletic resume: Between 2004 and 2006, the Squirrel Hill native started for Washington and Jefferson University’s women’s basketball team. Two years earlier, ...
Local Jewish elderly scammed by home health care workers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Several of Pittsburgh’s Jewish elderly in Squirrel Hill have been the target of a recent spate of criminal activity perpetrated by scammers posing as private home health caregivers, according to Ma...




Full scholarships available for high school study in Israel for 2017
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Five full scholarships for an eight-week session at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) are being offered to eligible Pittsburgh students for the fall of 2017, from Sept. to Nov. 3. AMHSI,...
‘As One’ opera tells a universal story about a transgender woman
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Most new operas are never performed again after they premiere, but Laura Kaminsky’s “As One,” the story of a transgender woman, has already played at several different opera companies since it open...
Offensive Holocaust posters removed at Upper St. Clair HS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
About a dozen posters covered with swastikas and photographs of Adolf Hitler lining the walls of Upper St. Clair High School were removed last week after school officials received several complaint...
Metro Briefs February 3
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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, “Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again.” YAD invites Jew...
‘Gefilte Manifesto’ seeks to make classic Jewish food great again
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Having paid their dues on the Brooklyn food scene, emerging young chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. The millennial duo’s missio...