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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
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Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
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Metro Briefs February 19
Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...
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Almond Kisses alert
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Pinskers Judaica has been informed by Barton's Candy that a very few tins of (non-Passover) Almond Kisses were mistakenly distributed into the Pittsburgh market for distribution to their customers....
Give a helping hand
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 04, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Amir Ashkenazi’s room at the University Place Family House in Oakland resembles a makeshift pharmacy. One dresser drawer is filled with syringes, another with antibiotics. Off to the side, a mini r...
Mega Mission signs up 250th participant for trip
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The 250th participant has registered for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Mega Mission, which is set for June 19-28. The mission, which marks the centennial of the federation, will inv...
Keystone Mountain Region holds benefit at Green Oaks
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO will host a benefit evening to support its programs, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Oaks Country Club in Verona. The evening will celebrate and showcas...
Jewish groups back health care act; others reserve opinion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
While recently among a crowd in New England, Lori Weinstein found that half the people in the room did not have health insurance because their employers did not provide it. “People are not getting ...
‘Kaddish’ a strong, sensitive look at unlikely friends
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Berlin is an ironic setting for a movie about the conflict between Jews and Arabs brought down to a personal level. But, as we see in “Kaddish for a Friend,” one of the last movies to be screened i...
Metro Briefs March 29
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Joel Rubin , director of policy and government affairs at the Ploughshares Fund in Washington, D.C., and a regular political columnist for the Chronicle, will be a brunch speaker for the Beth El Me...
Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition
by Ronen Shnidman
JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier t...
The top kosher wines of 2012
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to the life of a kosher wine taster. In the New York City offices of The Jewish Week , in late January and early February, eight wine connoisseurs made their way through 242 bottles of kosh...
Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
by Staff and releases
Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...