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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...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by By Simone Shapiro Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
by By Melissa Apter
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
Through archaeology, a picture of ancient Israeli life appears
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
While the Hebrew Bible purports to give us snapshots of particular events in time that occurred in ancient Israel, archaeological evidence of those specific events is relatively rare, according to ...
Open kitchen serves up ‘family’-friendly atmosphere for Morris residents, staff
by By Adam Reinherz Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
These days walking into the Carnegie Commons at the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is like stepping into an Arhaus catalog. Upon entering the dining area, your senses are enticed....
David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over th...