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Metro Briefs January 29
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...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
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...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
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 ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
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CWB to host lecture on Jewish Berlin
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms without Borders will present Shalmi Barmore, a historian and educator for lecture, Monday, March 12, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. His topic will be, “Berlin: A City Haunted by History a...
Jewish Faculty Forum developing minor in Holocaust studies at Duquesne U.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Rosen did not look like the typical Duquesne University professor. With his untidy grey beard, yamulke, and the traditional dark suit and white shirt of the ultra-Orthodox, he stood in stark c...
Cranberry Jewish Community established; group files for nonprofit status
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
About 18 months ago, Jack Cohen and Michael Berman, who had been childhood friends, began reaching out to see if other Jews lived in Cranberry. To their pleasant surprise, they found more people th...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...
Local Jewish teens win big in J-Serve T-shirt design contest
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh area teens, co-chairs of the local J-Serve teen committee, won the T-shirt design contest for J-Serve 2012. Ali Karsh and Jesse Irwin, respectively seniors at North Allegheny and Pit...
Rodef Shalom, Beth Shalom boards OK measure to unify their religious schools
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The boards of trustees for Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have approved a proposal that will continue the move to a unified religious school serving two of the largest congregations in western Pennsy...
Komen-Pittsburgh votes no confidence in national board
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Making a bold statement about the way its national organization is run, the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has approved a vote of no co...
Metro Briefs February 23
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Flo Mae Moravitz has established a gift in perpetuity in memory of her late husband, Stanley, that provides needs-based scholarships for Pittsburgh’s youth to travel in Israel. As part of a recent ...
Israel Peace Week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Students for Justice in Palestine — the well-funded student group that brought the play “I Heart Hamas” to the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 — will be bringing Israel Apartheid Week to the Pitt ...
JCC prepares for GPIBL playoffs
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC Boys’ Varsity Team defeated Urban Impact by a score of 49-47, Tuesday, Feb. 14, to finish their regular season on a high note. The win moved the JCC to 11-3 on the season and tied for the s...