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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...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
Andy “Hirsh” Dlinn remembers the precise moment he decided to join the John Birch Society more than 30 years ago. Always a strong believer in “limited government and liberty,” Dlinn was manning a l...
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Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
Metro Briefs January 13
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The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
Metro Briefs January 6
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
Menorah madness
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
Chabad of the South Hills lights up the Galleria for Chanukah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
A 12-foot kerosene menorah, the aroma of fresh latkes, and, yes, the songs of Ziggy Marley attracted dozens of celebrants and shoppers to the second floor of Mt. Lebanon’s Galleria last week as the...
Repair the World and Wigle Whiskey blend for community support
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
For many, ’tis the season of seemingly endless celebrations among those sporting turtlenecks and tweeds while hoisting a spirited beverage or two. And although most holiday partygoers participate i...
Two days of mitzvahs for Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Rachel Reibach, a junior at Washington and Lee University, was home visiting her family for winter break following a challenging semester, but rather than sleeping in on Dec. 25, she headed to the ...
Corrections department investigating Jewish prisoner’s complaints at Belmont
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating a Jewish inmate’s claims of religious discrimination at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, according to t...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories of 2016
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
After a year of award-winning journalism, The Jewish Chronicle would like to look back on the stories that captivated our community in 2016. Appearing in chronological order, the following 10 excer...