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Community briefing on Operation Protective Edge to be held at JCC Tuesday
The Pittsburgh Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, July 15  at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a briefing on Operation Protective Edge and the current situation in I...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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California Gourmet pareve chocolate chips pack a punch
Pittsburghers who enjoy kosher baking can breathe a collective sigh of relief: There’s a new pareve chocolate chip in town. The spring of 2012 was a tough one for those who appreciate a good, choco...
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Despite critics, Community Scorecard project hopes to identify major trends
The results are in, and according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard project, slightly more than half of Jewish Pittsburghers are neither natives nor were raised here, but they’ve been he...
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Teens’ memorial: Sorrow, respect carry the day
Nearly 600 people gathered at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week to mourn the deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, whose bodies were found more than two weeks...
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Despite Hamas rocket attacks, summer trips to the Jewish state continue
William Friedlander, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, is getting excited about his upcoming trip to Israel with NCSY, an Orthodox Jewish youth group. He leaves for Israel next week, and it ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing

Three-hundred and sixty-five days of artistry will come to life when generosity meets art at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall unveiling on Sunday, July 20. After a year of worki...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 3
The Senator John Heinz History Center , in preparation for an upcoming World War II exhibit opening in the spring of 2015, is seeking artifacts from the Jewish Welfare Board’s “Y Canteen” that oper...
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Newly arrived Grilliance provides homemade recipe for success
There is a new haunt for kosher carnivores. Grilliance, located at 2118 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, is both a restaurant and full-service caterer. Although situated in the former site of Aaron an...
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Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way
More than $23 million in grants for 2014 were approved last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board of directors. The grants will help fund a variety of organizations and progra...
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Enrollment period closing for scholarship tax breaks
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania businesses interested inboosting Jewish education while receiving a significant tax break have until July 1 to apply to participate in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Pr...
No one injured, but Chabad kitchen fire causes significant damage
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A pan of cooking oil caught fire last Friday afternoon, destroying the kitchen of Chabad of the South Hills on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon. The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, with the aid of the Do...
For Jewish community, it’s no longer business as usual with Presbyterian Church
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The vote by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three American companies doing business in Israel was met by condemnation from Jewish groups nationwide, predicting a rupture in the relatio...
Rebbe’s teachings continue to inspire
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Several new books are seizing upon the upcoming 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to point out how much the late Jewish leader’s teachings have bearing upon the events of tod...
For Shmideo, it’s all about unconventional humor and a lot of teamwork
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
What do a medieval trebuchet flinging projectile turkeys, an alien puppet and a horrifying fish tree have in common? Maybe not much to someone unfamiliar with the work of Shmideo, three local Chasi...
Community comes together on behalf of kidnapped teens
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As Israeli security forces continue their mission to locate and bring home three teenagers presumably kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in the West Bank on June 12, the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, ...
Squirrel Hill farmers’ market proves to be a neighborhood hit
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The lure of fresh produce beckoned locals Sunday at the new farmers’ market across the street from the Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Squirrel Hill. A project of RustBuilt, in collaboration ...
Reasons unclear for artists’ withdrawal from Mattress Factory show
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A Palestinian artist who was slated to participate with Israeli and American artists in a joint exhibition at the Mattress Factory museum and Filmmakers Galleries told an Arabic news source that th...
A student’s great idea turns into the trip of a lifetime for Yeshiva boys
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaakov Katz, an 11th -grader at Yeshiva Boys High School, had an idea. “I said, ‘Why can’t we go to Israel?’ ”Katz recalled. Prior to graduation, students of the high school had historically embark...
Center for Women provides much-needed help, boost to community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
After moving to Pittsburgh from Iowa last August, Sarah Burke was having difficulty finding employment. Despite having a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s of fine arts in creative writin...