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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 5 5 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Book Review A triumph of decency in a French Huguenot village
by Neal Gendler
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborator...
Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Sweet success practically guaranteed for Hadassah’s Sweet Sunday
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that Passover has passed and the remains of farcical matzah meal-based confections have been tossed in the trash, Pittsburghers have a real treat to look forward to: Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh...