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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
by Rafael Medoff, JTA
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
by Ben Sales, JTA
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Tzohar girls robbed at gunpoint in Squirrel Hill
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Three 18-year-old girls, all students at Tzohar Seminary, were robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Monday on Shady Avenue between Douglas Street and Phillips Avenue in Squirrel Hill. According to semi...
The lessons of German resistance find a home in Shadyside
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Area students gathered in Shadyside for a day-long study of German resistance during World War II. Representing Bethel Park High School, Chartiers Valley High School, Community Day School, St. Edmu...
Wartime letters show one woman’s courageous efforts to save family from Nazis
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The name Luzie Hatch may have been lost to history if not for a chance discovery in her small New York City apartment just after her death, days after 9/11. While going through her papers, her atto...
Metro Briefs October 23
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Temple David Sisterhood will hold a dinner with a Breast Cancer Awareness panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville. On display will b...
Doing business with Iran? State says think again
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The government of Pennsylvania has a message for businesses operating in the Keystone State: If a company wants to do business with Iran, business with the commonwealth will not be so easy. That’s ...
Israeli journalist offers glimmer of hope during ‘dark time in the Middle East’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a brutal summer in the Middle East, the story that journalist Amir Tibon brought from Israel to Pittsburgh was one of cautious optimism and hope.   Events during and after the war in Gaza...
Metro Briefs October 16
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Riverview Towers will hold Quick-Step at the View, an evening with the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studios that will include a dessert bar and Chinese auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 52 G...
Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...