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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 ...
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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...
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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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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
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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
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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 | 91 91 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 | 90 90 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 | 98 98 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...
Metro Briefs January 29
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The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
Metro Briefs January 22
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Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...