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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Opioid abuse tackled by technology
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Technological solutions to the opioid epidemic was the subject of a Jewish Healthcare Foundation program earlier this month, introducing three high-tech concepts in battling abuse and overdose. A p...
Squirrel Hill retail is a story of change and promise
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
They say that Squirrel Hill is “cradle to grave,” a place so complete one never has to leave. Maybe it is, but since Squirrel Hill emerged as a retail and merchant market area nearly 100 years ago,...
These investors are seeking a return in Jewish engagement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Think “Shark Tank,” but more Jewish and sans the aggressive antics of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and you can appreciate the spirit of the SteelTree Fund. There is, of course, a notable differ...
Lit gloss: Shiny new books that make great gifts for Chanukah
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
There are so many good books out right now, and coming out in the next few months, that it’s almost impossible to pick just a few — especially with so many fantastically talented Jewish authors. Th...
Five great buys for the Jewish music lover in your life
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s nothing like the balm of music to soothe a troubled mind — and given the collective angst generated by the last few months, now is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet harmonies of esca...
New community center seeks to welcome every learner
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Betting that winter is a perfect season for growth, a new project opening next month aims to offer the joy and challenge of serious Jewish study to every member of the local Jewish community. Accor...


Hillel JUC recognized for Excellence in Impact
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
In just about a week, Jews throughout the world will be inspired by the light of the nine-branch menorah which commemorates the festival of Chanukah. But the staff of Pittsburgh’s Hillel Jewish Uni...
Cleveland office of ADL helping Pittsburgh counter bigotry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League found itself in the headlines after Election Day because of the enormous influx of donations pouring in from supporters. They felt vulnerable with what they feared would ...
Metro Briefs December 16
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple David will hold a Chanukah Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike in Monroeville. The event will include brisket sliders, matzah ball soup and potato latkes. ...
Harmony and discordance among the Chamis twins
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Some men march to the beat of their own drum. Ariel and Ben Chamis follow each other. The twin brothers from the North Hills have been called musical “prodigies” and “gifted.” They recently celebra...