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Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
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At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
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In Israel, mixed media artist explores how ‘a space becomes a place’
by Rachel Marder
JointMedia News Service
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Traveling to Israel for the second time made quite an impression on artist Suki Chan, a 34-year-old Hong Kong native who was raised in London and now lives there. This time around, Chan — who combi...
Senior citizens question not simple
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 86, Anna Ruben decided on her own to move to Riverview Towers after living for 40 years in Florida. After being widowed for 15 years, she decided it was time to come back to her hometown of ...
New local business in kosher wines sales
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
No one has to tell Adar Ben-Lapid and Michael Greathouse about tough times. They are, after all, starting a new business in Pittsburgh — a kosher wine import concern called Premier Wine Imports — a...
BB gun attack damages Wander campaign HQ
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Two windows were smashed Tuesday at the campaign headquarters of Josh Wander (R), candidate for Pittsburgh City Council. Police have not yet determined who committed the act of vandalism at the off...
Improving your body, mind: Jewish olympians weigh in
by Masada Siegel/JointMedia News Service
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg opened a swim academy at the Westside Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles to teach kids about safety—not to turn them into career athletes. “We ...
‘I have a nice boy (girl) for you’ Website lets Jewish moms set up their single kids
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexandra’s 28-year-old daughter, Alina, did not have trouble meeting eligible men to date; she was just having trouble finding the right one, her beshert. So, as Jewish mothers have been doing for...
Squirrel Hill corner, residents honored
by Jessica Svec
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A popular city intersection has earned the title of Squirrel Hill Treasure. The corner of Forbes and Murray avenues was honored this past Thursday, Oct. 6, as a neighborhood gem, marking the beginn...
Creating a sukka
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
These are the submissions for this year's Chronicle Rosh Hashana cover contest.
Weil’s ‘Life with a Star’ pairs Holocaust reality with inspiring hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch
For the Chronicle
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Jiri Weil was one of the most remarkable Jewish writers that you’ve never heard of. Indeed, the Czechoslovakian-born author was underappreciated and relatively unknown outside of his native country...