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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon

After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
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Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
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Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Levin, matriarch of Levin Furniture, provided comfort to those in need
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Sally Levin, a woman whose generosity imparted comfort much like the furniture she sold, lost her battle with colon cancer on Saturday, March 7. She was 88. For years, Levin worked alongside her hu...
Israeli cutting-edge medical startups wow Pittsburgh business, medical communities
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
What Jewish teen hasn’t said to himself or herself, “I want to find a cure for cancer,” or, “I want to invent something that will help people,” or simply, “I want to make the world a better place.”...
Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
by By Hilary Daninhirsch Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
by By Yael Itskowitz Special to The Chronicle
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by By Simone Shapiro Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...