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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...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Pitt’s SJP cites commitment to BDS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Pittsburgh has complied with a request by Students for Justice in Palestine to offer an alternative to Sabra brand hummus at its campus dining facilities. The SJP’s appeal for ano...
Recharge, refresh and reflect: ‘Step into the Light’ at the Chabad Women’s Retreat
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, people often feel a need to “get away from it all.” While trips to the Caribbean are not always possible, it is possible to have more light and less d...
‘Jarring, scary’ protest at Pitt upends talk by former IDF medic
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Masked protesters wielding electronic noisemakers disrupted an event co-sponsored by a pro-Israel student group at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday evening, Nov. 24, necessitating the interve...
Pittsburgh gets glimpse of modern Israelite Samaritans
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dale Lazar agreed to travel with a group of professional photographers at 2 a.m. from Tel Aviv to Kiryat Luza in the West Bank, he really had no idea where that journey would lead. In the end ...
Linda Goldston leaves legacy of pioneering, philanthropy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After becoming president of the Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Flo Leebov told her young daughter, Linda, that perhaps one day she too might attain the position. According to family lore, Linda replied, ...
For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Metro Briefs November 27
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...