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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Students gather for little activity and big respect
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the molecular combinations that Dolores Kubiak taught her chemistry students years ago, the bond they remembered most was friendship and respect. Anna Waldman, Emily Harris and Hinda Barsky ...
Metro Briefs January 27
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging i s recognizing staff and volunteers from the past several years whose lifework at JAA’s Sivitz Jewish Hospice has brought comfort and caring to many. The 20 Years o...
‘Jewish Americana’ music gets its moment in the spotlight
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In his opinion, the Jewish music he had heard growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area ranged from “really bad to horrible.” In ...
Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
by Jack Riemer, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Metro Briefs January 20
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section friends and supporters will join the Pittsburgh Sister March on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the City-County Building o...
Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jeremy Markiz was in sixth grade and had an opportunity to choose an adult to job shadow for a day, he followed his rabbi. So it was really “no big surprise,” he said, when almost a decade lat...
Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 11 winters, Marilyn and Casey Neuman have skipped out on the cold and ice in Pittsburgh, and have headed down to Palm Beach County in Florida. Who could blame them? With a nice home in...
Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...
Podcasting program records sound partnership
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to a communal partnership, two groups bifurcated by generations are now soundly conjoined. Since September 2016, members of G2G (Generation to Generation, a program of the Jewish Association...
Snowballs make cool science
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The chilling reminder of looking outdoors is that snow may finally be sticking around this season. But apart from the physical stress of scraping windshields and shoveling sidewalks, wintery weathe...