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Metro Briefs April 16
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...
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Leadership Pittsburgh gives off great vibe in meeting community’s challenges
It shouldn’t be too surprising that the CEO and president of the area’s premier leadership program has the initials A.M.O., much like the slang form of ammunition, meaning the information used to p...
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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations

In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
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ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
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Metro Briefs April 9
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....
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Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows

There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
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‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...
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Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival

Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
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‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
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American Jewish hockey star plays for German national team
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Kaufmann is different than most hockey players, especially in Germany where he plays professional hockey. The Plymouth, Minn., native had many family members killed in the Holocaust. Now he pl...
Nelson: Kosher Gospel is ‘taking hallelujah back’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Nelson remembers being served collard greens at his family’s seder table. It’s a far cry from the typical parsley and celery, but probably emblematic of Nelson’s culturally melded upbringing...
Flags fly in Jewish Pittsburgh cemetery
May 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
The Beth Shalom Cemetery Men's Club placed new U.S. flags at the graves of all the veterans at the congregation cemetery prior to this year's Memorial Day. The ritual, which the men's club repeats ...
Carol Leifer finds humor in a loaf of rye, and other life moments
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
When stand-up comic and television writer Carol Leifer came out as a lesbian to her Long Island Jewish parents, she was already in her 40s, and had been married and divorced from a man. But she was...
Vanishing parve chips create buying frenzy for Trader Joe’s customers here
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  For a case?  How about six cases? Would you believe over $650?  That is what the Kisilinsky family of Squirrel Hill shelled out for six cases o...
Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...
Descendants of refugees thank Gruber for her efforts
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
While Ruth Gruber drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 100-plus admirers Sunday, no one was happier to see the legendary 100-year-old journalist than Bob Konig. “Thank you for bringing my gran...
Chaverot Choir to perform at Women's Torah Convocation
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Women and girls are invited to the annual Shaare Torah Shavuot Women's Torah Convocation Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. Over 400 women and girls attended last year and heard words of Torah delivered by loc...
Jewish Pittsburgh artists attracting international attention
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
There is some pretty great art coming out of Jewish Pittsburgh these days. And the world is beginning to take notice. While the canvases of mixed-medium artist Zivi Aviraz are being exhibited at pr...
Doyle touts two-state solution at Pittsburgh J Street program
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This a revised version of the story that appeared in the printed version of the Chronicle.) U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle didn’t align himself himself with all of J Street ideals when he spo...