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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
by By Melissa Apter
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
Through archaeology, a picture of ancient Israeli life appears
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Hebrew Bible purports to give us snapshots of particular events in time that occurred in ancient Israel, archaeological evidence of those specific events is relatively rare, according to ...
Open kitchen serves up ‘family’-friendly atmosphere for Morris residents, staff
by By Adam Reinherz Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
These days walking into the Carnegie Commons at the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is like stepping into an Arhaus catalog. Upon entering the dining area, your senses are enticed....
David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over th...
With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
by Tom Tugend, JTA
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Metro Briefs March 12
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning, a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will begin a four-week Memory Training Program for older adults over age 60 in the conference room at Temple David in Monroevil...
Pittsburgh’s patron leaves behind legacy of giving
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Ira Gordon, Pittsburgh’s dedicated patron and celebrated philanthropist, passed away March 2 of complications from surgery. He was 92. For nearly nine decades, Gordon observed life with particular ...