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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...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Metro Briefs March 5
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation will hold an Open House on Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 5898 Shady Ave. Families with young children are invited to visit and experience one or bo...
At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
by Melissa Apter
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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...