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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
Two old pals put their new venture, AthleteTrax, on a winning course
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Halpern and Brian Gross met at Shady Side Elementary School when they were 6 years old, brought together by the common interest of tossing around a baseball at recess. Fifteen years later that ...
While growing their community, Chabad families in Greenfield find comfort, vitality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago, Yehuda and Chaya Cowen were facing a dilemma. The young couple were living in a small apartment in Squirrel Hill, happy with their Jewish community but quickly running out of space...
Pow! Bang! Zap! Holocaust Center’s ‘Chutz-Pow!’ gets wide exposure
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In the midst of dinosaurs, soldiers and scantily clad superheroes sat two members of the Holocaust Center. Positioned behind their booth inside the annual comic book convention known as Pittsburgh ...
‘Focus on Jewish continuity’ fuels young leaders’ philanthropic push
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty thousand dollars in local grant funds are currently available to support innovative projects that will engage teens and young adults, thanks to the vision of three young leaders aiming to fo...
Akko, Israel, project could pave way to Middle East reconciliation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
An arts education and job training program that has been turning around the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh’s underserved for decades is set to be replicated in Akko, Israel, and if organizers’ dr...
Metro Briefs October 2
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section , in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation, will...
Sally Kalson, ‘a terrific journalist but a better person,’ remembered for legendary voice, spirit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh said goodbye to beloved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and columnist Sally Kalson on Monday, paying tribute to a legendary and singular woman whose voice resonated in print and ...
University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...