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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
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Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
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‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
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Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
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Israel interfaith trip
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
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Metro Briefs February 10
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
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Archives
A Jewish presence continues in this jungle land
by Ben G. Frank
For the Chronicle
Feb 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
You don’t have to take the “Road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play,” to find the Jews of Burma, a country where little has changed since British colonial times over a half century ago. Fly ...
Jewish engineering student to make durable EVs in ’Burgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
Twins on autism spectrum to mark b’nai mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any Jewish mother, Jillian Zacks just always assumed that when the time came, her twins, Max and Paige Duhl, would celebrate their b’nai mitzva by leading services for their congregation. Whil...
Bubbe’s recipes
by Susie Davidson
JointMedia News Service
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
CDS celebrates Winter Gala Roaring ’20s style
by Brandt Gelman
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The roaring ’20s were a time of economic prosperity for Americans who believed the sky was the limit when discussing the future of the country. As the Jewish Healthcare Foundation enters its 20th y...
Rabin addressed readers following Entebbe rescue  
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronicle, ...
Huntingdon Co. center to preserve central PA Jewish history
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish population of central Pennsylvania may be dwindling, but its stories and records will be kept alive, thanks to the stewardship of Jewish leaders in Huntingdon, as well as a group of non-...
Real life memoir of immigrant life in America
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the last in a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch reviewed Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or remain in print bu...
Chronicle used maps, numbers, campaign appeals to cover YK War
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronicle, ...
Jews tackle end-of-life issues through book, JHF program
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people have no say in when they die. But almost everyone has a say in how they die. The key, as difficult as it may be, is planning ahead. “I’ve worked with some amazing people that have confr...