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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...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
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...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hazon brings its food message on wheels to Pittsburgh
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 25 cyclists from around the country will roll into Pittsburgh this week as part of a Jewish environmental organization’s effort to promote sustainable food systems. The cyclists on the Hazon C...
Nobody did it better than PSO Pops’ Marvin Hamlisch
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Marvin Hamlisch, the principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the composer of numerous award-winning scores for movies and stage, died in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 6. He w...
Rabbi sues state, says department selectively enforced funeral director laws
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi is suing the state claiming it is selectively enforcing its funeral director laws in a way that violates the rights of Orthodox Jewish clergy and the people they serve.   Rabbi D...
Nationwide BBYO members attended their first convention, held in Pittsburgh.
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO members Rebecca Cohen, 15, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; Annie Weinberg, 15, of Richmond, Va.; and Melissa Charles, 17, of Philadelphia, pull weeds from an East Liberty Boulevard parklet, Monday, Jul...
NCSY Garden Sizzler barbecue
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 people signed up for this year's NCSY Garden Sizzler barbecue, which was held Tuesday, July 31, at the home of Dan and Nina Butler in Squirrel Hill. This year's delicacies included fr...
Pittsburgher leads off in building Israeli WBC team
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Haim Katz comes by his love for baseball naturally, and in true Pittsburgh fashion. “I played as a kid,” the Mt. Lebanon native said. “One of the earliest games I went to was the 1960 World Series;...
Happy 100th Bella Heppenheimer
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
In conjunction with Hadassah’s centennial, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter is honoring Bella Heppenheimer for her 100th birthday. The celebration will take place at the Covenant of South Hills Sunda...
Wolfs receive warm Emma Kaufmann Camp reception
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf Sr. and his wife Leatrice were the lead donors for the development of the new pool complex at the Jewish Community Center’s Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, W.Va., which they recently...
Metro Briefs August 2
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its first Wild Rumpus Race, for adults and children, Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park, 261 Rosecrest Drive, Monroevi...
PSO musicians touch souls with sounds at Beth El
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
People swayed in their seats at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. Some tapped their feet; others sat mesmerized by the music that touched their Jewish souls. No, this wasn’t a Shabbat servic...