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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Archives
Questions posed through poet’s eyes
by Judith Robinson
For the Chronicle
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Philip Terman’s new poetry collection, “The Torah Garden,” reflects a local writer who is deeply concerned with what most of us know as well as the palms of our hands: the many struggles encountere...
Area foundation will award $1K grants to first-time Jewish campers
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Pittsburghers, attending a Jewish overnight camp for the first time, are eligible to receive a one-time $1,000 grant to help cover their tuition. The grants are made possible by the Papernick...
Local woman made extreme decisions following genetic testing results
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Kathy Pattak did not have ovarian or breast cancer. Nevertheless, in 1999, she opted to have a hysterectomy, and in 2005, she underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy, as well. Pattak chose to ha...
The gift of meaning
by Masada Siegel
JointMedia News Service
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Every few months, we find ourselves behind the newest gadget. That s why gifts of technology are a huge hit for b'nai mitzvah gifts. But while those gifts are useful and fun, perhaps the best gifts...
Change in leadership at JAA
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging has hired Deborah Winn-Horvitz as its new president and chief executive officer, replacing David Gritzer, who will assume the position of the organization’s chief op...
National Jewish museum takes rightful place  
by Beth Kissileff
JNS
Dec 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — “We moved from the 50-yard line to the owner’s box,” says Jay Nachman, the public relations director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, quoting the late museum board ...
Incubator project supports tech group for 20-something Jewish entrepreneurs
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Sophia Berman and Ariella Furman know a little something about start-ups. Furman, after all, is the CEO of her own start-up company in Pittsburgh, Framed in 3D, which produces animated training and...
Past ARZA president, wife warn threats to Israeli pluralism  
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Reform Judaism is on the rise in Israel, Rabbi Stanley and Resa Davids said. They should know. Jerusalem residents for seven years, he is the immediate past president of the Association of Reform Z...
Transgender Jews seek wider acceptance, understanding
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Transgender and transsexual Jews face significant challenges in gaining acceptance from the Jewish community and in navigating through life in general.   Wheeling, W.Va., native and author Noach Dz...
Deaf Jewish artist makes exquisite Judaica
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Sharon Jo Serbin is a wood carver, sculptor, mosaic artist and muralist. She wrote a children’s book, entertains at birthday parties, models in the nude for art classes, is a trained masseuse, and ...