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University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...
Sep 30, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
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 ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
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 ...
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Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
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...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
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 ...
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
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...
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Metro Briefs September 25
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 ...
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Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
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...
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More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
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...
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Reform Jews embrace Tisha B’Av
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews around the world filed into synagogues Monday evening and Tuesday to observe the holy day of Tisha B’Av. They sat on floors or low benches. They read from the mournful Book of Lamentation...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
Grade’s novel a stark look at divisiveness over religious issues
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Squirrel Hill forum targets Israel’s anti-boycott law
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 75 people turned out at the Squirrel Hill Public Library Sunday, July 31, for a “community discussion” entitled “Is the Threat to Israel’s Democracy Real?” The event was sponsored by J St...
Pennsylvania rabbi sets roots in East Africa
by Richard Tenorio
For the Chronicle
Jul 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Jon Cutler, a Navy chaplain stationed halfway across the globe in East Africa, heard that there was a rural community of Jews in the nation of Uganda, he decided to make a visit. He got ...
Jews, Gentiles to participate in PeaceweeeK in August
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Pittsburgh Jews are expected to participate in PeaceweeeK [sic], a local effort from Aug. 5 to 14, to encourage support for peace among people from many different backgrounds. The week will...
Cambria County students research Barnesboro Jews’ story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The students of Northern Cambria High School often walked by the 85-year-old deserted synagogue, but never paid it much attention. Some did not even know what it was. But all that has changed. And ...
Harris’ ‘Dreyfus’ may be best book yet of infamous incident
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Jul 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The conviction of Alfred Dreyfus was so outrageous that it polarized France and indirectly led to the rebirth of Jewish nationhood. In her new book, “Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion and the Scandal of t...
Jewish duo energizes hip-hop scene
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of the most cutting edge dance music this year is coming from Pittsburgh, and its creators are two self-proclaimed mensches. Isaac “B-Tips” Goldszer and Danny “Longarms” Lanoff met last year a...