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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...
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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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Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...
‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
Metro Briefs September 25
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
Jewish Federation hails volunteers, celebrates community’s generosity and dedication
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Featuring videos highlighting a year of accomplishments and the dedication of volunteers and lay leaders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed hundreds of guests to the JCC in Squir...
Spirits rise at mass bread baking
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The social hall at Congregation Beth Shalom was transformed into a public bakery September 25, as the eight centers affiliated with Chabad of Western Pennsylvania hosted a challah baking workshop a...