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At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
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Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
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Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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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 ...
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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 19
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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...





Israel’s positivity, diversity get royal treatment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel-Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is amping up its Israel programming this semester, sponsoring a host of activities designed to offer a diverse perspective of the Jewish state for ...
Jewish National Fund's environmental efforts in Israel paying off, but ‘we need to do better’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite making vast inroads in enriching and preserving its environment, Israel faces significant ecological challenges, according to Alon Tal, the featured speaker of the Jewish National Fund’s We...
The importance of interfaith relations takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
There is something noteworthy about a rabbi writing a book about three Catholic cardinals that is then published by a Protestant publishing house, observed Rabbi James Rudin, who has worked for dec...
With passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, how far have we come?
by Toby Tabachnick and Melissa Apter
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 25 years ago this July, President George H.W. Bush aimed to change the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. The broad...
Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Galle...
Moving on: J’Burgh’s David was a Goliath for organization’s growth, success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
After 10 years working to reinforce and strengthen Jewish identity in Pittsburgh, David Katz, assistant director of Hillel-Jewish University Center, will soon be California-bound to head up Hillel-...
CMU innovators build a better bra
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s some uplifting news coming out of a collaborative workspace in East Liberty, thanks to the efforts of two young Carnegie Mellon University industrial design grads who are building a better ...
Vaccinate or else: Jewish day schools value their responsibility to good health
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Gazing out the window at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s office overlooking Heinz Field, Nina Butler was reminded of the words of Dr. Anne Schuchat: “You can bring the measles virus into an aren...
Metro Briefs February 12
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on interfaith family dynamics on Monday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple David in Monroeville, located ...