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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon

After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
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Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kurtz Center, run by Jewish therapists, to expand sex therapy here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Jewish sex therapists has started a center where they hope to treat patients and train new therapists in their specialty. Drs. Robert Schwartz, a principal partner in the practice, and Sh...
Metro Briefs August 23
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hazon Cross-USA Rid e, the 10-week Seattle-to-Washington, D.C., bike trip that included stops in Wheeling, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, concluded its 3,600-mile trek in the nation’s capital last week...
Israeli youth play here; say tennis has changed their lives
by Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Tennis Centers showcased some of the Jewish state’s up and coming young players Monday, Aug. 20, during an exhibition event at a Squirrel Hill residence. Sara and James Guttman hosted th...
Law professor, morticians weighing in on Wasserman lawsuit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The success or failure of Rabbi Daniel Wasserman’s lawsuit against the state to freely perform religious funerals without a funeral director present could hinge on a rarely invoked state law, a Duq...
BBYO teens from Pittsburgh made community service trip to Bulgaria
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Five area teens from the Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO recently returned from a trip to Bulgaria, where they learned about Jewish life in the former communist country, and performed a variety of...
Hadassah eyes its future on eve of organization’s centennial
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As Hadassah members nationwide prepare for the women’s Zionist organization’s Centennial Convention in Jerusalem in mid-October, Hadassah of Greater Pittsburgh is in the midst of preparing for its ...
Hazon Cross-USA Ride combines Judaism, environment and cycling
by Ilana Yergin, For the Chronicle
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Bicyclists participating in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride arrived in Pittsburgh late afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 8, and rested in the evening in preparation for a busy day on Thursday, exploring Pittsburg...
Conference to explore changing environment for congregations
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Four national Jewish organizations will sponsor a conference in Pittsburgh to provide support for small synagogues struggling to survive in a changing communal environment. The conference, called “...
Metro Briefs August 16
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Cohen , a leading sociologist whose current research focuses on the emerging patterns of Jewish identity and community among Jews in their 20s and 30s, will be the next speaker in the “Conve...
Hillel JUC has strategies to engage more students in Jewish life on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Incoming Jewish freshmen have not yet unpacked their bags or begun to get settled into their University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University dorms, but the folks at Hillel Jewish University...