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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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 6
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Randy Grossman , tight end for the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum during an induction ceremony, Sunda...
Sideman plans outreach to Jews, non-Jews as consul general
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaron Sideman arrived in Philadelphia last week to assume the post of consul general of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic region, serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky and southern New Jersey. As...
Graffiti artists to support Israel with mural project this week at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a cultural war being waged against Israel, and some defenders of the Jewish state are fighting back with cans of spray paint. Three graffiti artists who support Israel — because Israel sup...
New Light to unveil Shoa monument Sunday at Shaler Twp. cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman hopes a new monument to the Holocaust, which will be unveiled this Sunday at New Light Cemetery, in Shaler Township, will stir new interest in the Jewish tradition of visitin...
Malone to be honored at JNF’s Tree of Life Award Dinner
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life Award Dinner at the Omni William Penn Hotel Wednesday, Sept. 5. The event will honor David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Finan...
Breast density notification bill held up in committee In Senate committee  
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill pending before the state Legislature could lead to more breast cancer screening for women — especially Ashkenazi Jewish women — at higher risk for developing the disease. But the bill, and i...
Rodef Shalom upgrades accessibility for hearing impaired
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation has made two updates to its synagogue building this month. An audio induction loop, also known as a hearing aid loop, was installed in the main sanctuary and two additiona...
Metro Briefs August 30
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
JPN, Pittsburgh’s young Jewish professionals network , will host its first happy hour of the season, Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., 
625 Liberty Ave., Downtown. JPN provides...
Pittsburgh man a key witness in Youlus sentencing
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
When Robert Kushner purchased a Torah from Rabbi Menachem Youlus in 2001 to donate to Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, he could not have foreseen that 11 years later he would be asked to be...
Competing groups enlist rabbis in support of Obama, Romney
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 600 rabbis from across the country have joined “Rabbis for Obama,” a group launched by the campaign to re-elect the president. The number of rabbis joining in support of Barak Obama this ...