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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...
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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...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
Metro Briefs September 25
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Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
Jewish Federation hails volunteers, celebrates community’s generosity and dedication
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Featuring videos highlighting a year of accomplishments and the dedication of volunteers and lay leaders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed hundreds of guests to the JCC in Squir...
Spirits rise at mass bread baking
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The social hall at Congregation Beth Shalom was transformed into a public bakery September 25, as the eight centers affiliated with Chabad of Western Pennsylvania hosted a challah baking workshop a...
Metro Briefs September 18
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha has announced a new Toddler & Me Program for newborns to 3 years old. Children will participate with their parents, grandparents or another adult family member.   The first...
Reform leader describes his fervor for teaching, learning and the right balance
by Dave Rullo, Special to The Chronicle
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The future belongs to the young, they say, and the man tasked with guiding tomorrow’s Reform leaders kept that truism in mind during his recent visit to Pittsburgh. “Our job is not to define the ri...
Goldberg is off and running as AJL’s interim executive director
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur L. Goldberg recently accepted the position of interim executive director of the Agency for Jewish Learning, satisfying the agency’s desire for a professional to run the educational organizat...