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Metro Briefs April 16
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leadership Pittsburgh gives off great vibe in meeting community’s challenges
It shouldn’t be too surprising that the CEO and president of the area’s premier leadership program has the initials A.M.O., much like the slang form of ammunition, meaning the information used to p...
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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations

In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
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ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
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Metro Briefs April 9
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....
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Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows

There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...
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Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival

Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
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‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
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A few minutes of care can prevent a lifetime of regret
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The tragedy of seven children dying in a fire in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week has drawn attention to some Jewish practices in observing Shabbat and holidays. Rabbinical and community leaders in Pitts-...
Sally Levin, matriarch of Levin Furniture, provided comfort to those in need
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Sally Levin, a woman whose generosity imparted comfort much like the furniture she sold, lost her battle with colon cancer on Saturday, March 7. She was 88. For years, Levin worked alongside her hu...
Israeli cutting-edge medical startups wow Pittsburgh business, medical communities
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
What Jewish teen hasn’t said to himself or herself, “I want to find a cure for cancer,” or, “I want to invent something that will help people,” or simply, “I want to make the world a better place.”...
Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
by By Hilary Daninhirsch Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
by By Yael Itskowitz Special to The Chronicle
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...