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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Archives
Hundreds have a share in newest Kollel Torah
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Kagan said the newest Torah to soon serve the Kollel Jewish Learning Center was commissioned much the same way a synagogue is — one piece at a time. Rather than ask one well-to do-famil...
Judaism without God?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miriam Jerris does not believe in God. So when she kindles the candles on Shabbat, she does not say the traditional blessing. Instead, she recites words evoking the symbolism of light, words ...
Metro Briefs March 15
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Temple Sinai will host its annual Open Doors Celebration of its core values, Saturday, March 17. At that time, Louise and Michael Malakoff will be presented with the 2012 Open Doors Award for their...
JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...
American synagogue faces revolution
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
The future of ... congregations
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
Italian teaching philosophy works in Jewish preschools
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia may be far removed from Pittsburgh, but a 67-year-old teaching philosophy that arose from the city’s devastation after World War II is having an impact on...
Community weighs in on proposed expansion of Rite Aid building
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Only 10 years old, the Rite Aid building in Squirrel Hill may be expanded by two floors if the developer receives approval from the City of Pittsburgh. Advocates of the project laid out their plans...
Jews support city resolution to oppose anti-Shariah bill
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish leaders backed a Pittsburgh City Council measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029, which has become known as “the anti-Shariah law bill.” Council passsed the resolution by a unanimous ...
Community adult learning
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Interested in learning 300 ways to ask the four questions? Perhaps studying the Napoleonic Sanhedrin of 1807 is more your thing. How about taking a tour of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz His...