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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 | 2 2 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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City Council to mark 45th anniversary of Six-Day War
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Council will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War and re-unification of the city of Jerusalem with a reading and a presentation of a proclamation Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a....
Jewish Pittsburgh studies all night and into the morning to mark Shavuot
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews don’t agree on everything, but many agreed to come together at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center Saturday night, May 26, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Jews of all different denominations we...
Eight over 80 2012 honorees to be feted at Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
An evening of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour is in store for eight local honorees, all over the age of 80, and those assembled to pay them tribute. Sarita Eisner, Bernard Latterman, Susie Wolf, El...
Metro Briefs May 31
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will present biologist Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation....
American Jewish hockey star plays for German national team
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Kaufmann is different than most hockey players, especially in Germany where he plays professional hockey. The Plymouth, Minn., native had many family members killed in the Holocaust. Now he pl...
Nelson: Kosher Gospel is ‘taking hallelujah back’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Nelson remembers being served collard greens at his family’s seder table. It’s a far cry from the typical parsley and celery, but probably emblematic of Nelson’s culturally melded upbringing...
Flags fly in Jewish Pittsburgh cemetery
May 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
The Beth Shalom Cemetery Men's Club placed new U.S. flags at the graves of all the veterans at the congregation cemetery prior to this year's Memorial Day. The ritual, which the men's club repeats ...
Carol Leifer finds humor in a loaf of rye, and other life moments
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
When stand-up comic and television writer Carol Leifer came out as a lesbian to her Long Island Jewish parents, she was already in her 40s, and had been married and divorced from a man. But she was...
Vanishing parve chips create buying frenzy for Trader Joe’s customers here
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  For a case?  How about six cases? Would you believe over $650?  That is what the Kisilinsky family of Squirrel Hill shelled out for six cases o...
Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...