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Metro Briefs April 16
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...
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Leadership Pittsburgh gives off great vibe in meeting community’s challenges
It shouldn’t be too surprising that the CEO and president of the area’s premier leadership program has the initials A.M.O., much like the slang form of ammunition, meaning the information used to p...
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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations

In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
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ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
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Metro Briefs April 9
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....
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Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows

There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
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‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...
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Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival

Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
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‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
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Junior Israeli tennis stars to play here
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
A special exhibition match featuring young athletes from the Israel Tennis Center teams will be held in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Squirrel Hill. An ho...
Health center moves to newer, expanded space
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Health Center has dramatically increased its capacity to serve its medical and dental patients with new, expanded offices located at 4516 Browns Hill Road. The new space — which h...
Jewish community plays role in Community House project
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The East End Cooperative Ministry — which partners with local congregations of diverse faiths, including Beth Shalom, Dor Hadash, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom — has begun...
First Kander Award gives career boost to Hollywood-bound filmmaker
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The inaugural winner of Steeltown Film Factory’s Ellen Weiss Kander Award, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Yulin Kuang, wrapped filming her award-winning script “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-C...
Social justice forum educates voters on controversial voter ID law
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Joyce Block has voted in every election since 1944. But Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law could end her streak. Under the law, the 89-year-old Bucks County resident, like all Pennsylvania...
Upper St. Clair native laces up for Penguins
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
For Dylan Reese, coming to Pittsburgh was an easy decision. The Upper St. Clair native, a defenseman recently acquired by the Penguins, will have the chance to make the Penguins NHL roster and play...
Breath test could detect cancer, Pittsburgh native, Fulbright Scholar says
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
In the future, Jeffrey Halpern believes catching cancer in its early stages could be as simple as breathing into a tube. He’s so sure of it, in fact, that he plans to spend 20 months in Israel rese...
Metro Briefs July 19
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park  will take place Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be available soon at Murray Avenue Kosher and Creative Silver and Wines (Premier Wine Pittsburgh), o...
Israeli baseball team plays exhibition game against Allderdice
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the start of the baseball game on a muggy Sunday afternoon, a chant of “One, two, three, ’Dice” was heard when the Pittsburgh Allderdice baseball team ran onto the field.  But one of the All...
Cohan to promote vegetarianism among Jews as JVNA director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Cohan will be stepping down from his position as director of community and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to become the first executive director of the Jewis...