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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
by Julian Sadur and Toby Tabachnick
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...





Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
Two old pals put their new venture, AthleteTrax, on a winning course
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Halpern and Brian Gross met at Shady Side Elementary School when they were 6 years old, brought together by the common interest of tossing around a baseball at recess. Fifteen years later that ...