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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
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...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
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...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
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...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
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...
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Gay Portuguese CMU student becomes global pro-Israel advocate
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Romeu Monteiro does not fit the profile of a typical pro-Israel advocate. But the non-Jewish 22-year-old Portuguese gay activist, who is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, nonetheles...
Jewish teens volunteer in International Day of Giving
by By Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 250 teens came together from all across Pittsburgh to participate in J-Serve, an international day of Jewish youth service. “The idea is to foster this connection for teens to the community ...
Metro Briefs April 26
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2012 edition of Performing Arts Camp, for kids entering grades 4 to 9, will be held June 18 to July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Robinson Bui...
Pesner lays out plan to re-engage Jewish youth on Pittsburgh visit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the highest-ranking leaders of the North American Reform movement laid out a four-part plan to keep young Jews engaged in their faith for life during a visit to Pittsburgh this week. Rabbi J...
Community Shabbaton will cross denominational lines
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A dozen local congregations and Jewish institutions will join together May 4 to 6 for a weekend of learning and ritual at the Pittsburgh Community Shabbaton at Congregation Beth Shalom. “We are try...
Five short-subject pictures compete at Robinson film gala
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will present five short-subject films next week at the Robinson Short Film Competition Gala Awards Evening, Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at SouthSide Works Cinema. This year, the competing films...
Movement losing steam?
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Just a few years ago, the small Goldstein Lounge in the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center would have been overflowing with supporters for a Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition event. This pas...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah Lishmah Community is holding a Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha on Wilkins and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill. Ashkenazi assis...
CDS sculpture represents lives lost during the Holocaust
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School held a site dedication of the Keeping Tabs Holocaust Sculpture, Thursday, April 19. Held in conjunction with YomHaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event celebrated the scul...