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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
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Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
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Metro Briefs May 19
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
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Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
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Model UN program ‘diplomatically’ challenges Hillel students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Leah Joshowitz, a junior at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, has been spending months preparing to defend the human rights record of Sudan. Not that Joshowitz is a proponent of civilian murders or sex...
J-Serve serves its purpose
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, March 6, 293 Jewish teenagers volunteered at 16 sites around the city as part of J-Serve: International Day of Youth Service. The program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in Pittsb...
Public Theater’s ‘Disgraced’ exposes fallout of cultural denial
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Choosing to stage a production of “Disgraced,” Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an assimilated Pakistani-American attorney who disavows his Muslim roots yet cannot seem to shake thei...
Metro Briefs March 3
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New Light Congregation will present “The Last 20 Years of Israeli Politics” with educator Avi Ben-Hur, visiting from Israel courtesy of Classrooms Without Borders, on Friday, March 4 following serv...
‘Here One Day’ connects audience with struggles of mental illness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“Here One Day,” Jewish filmmaker Kathy Leichter’s documentary about her mother’s mental illness, and the ripple effects of her suicide on her family, begins with Leichter responding to her young so...
Repurposed classics inspire at Shlock Rock’s local show
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like that bottle of Bordeaux in your basement, Shlock Rock keeps getting better with age. The Jewish rock band and its now middle-aged members performed Feb. 24 at Shaare Torah Congregation in Squi...
Experts tackle community concerns over refugee crisis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcoming the stranger is a core Jewish value, began Josh Sayles, the director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council, at the commencement of a program held la...
Message is clear: Meet the millennials where they are
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When addressing groups of millennial “nones” — those who do not identify as being affiliated with any particular religious group — Rabbi Irwin Kula stands before a large blackboard and records a li...
Casey’s Middle East trip focuses on terrorism, human rights
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
While presidential candidates debate their foreign policies, including how they would deal with terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State during their hypothetical presidencies, Sen. Bob...
JNF restructuring brings ‘excitement, enthusiasm’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish National Fund has less of a physical presence in Pittsburgh these days, but its impact here may actually be growing, according to Rick Krosnick, chief development officer of JNF. JNF’s s...