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Community briefing on Operation Protective Edge to be held at JCC Tuesday
The Pittsburgh Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, July 15  at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a briefing on Operation Protective Edge and the current situation in I...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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California Gourmet pareve chocolate chips pack a punch
Pittsburghers who enjoy kosher baking can breathe a collective sigh of relief: There’s a new pareve chocolate chip in town. The spring of 2012 was a tough one for those who appreciate a good, choco...
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Despite critics, Community Scorecard project hopes to identify major trends
The results are in, and according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard project, slightly more than half of Jewish Pittsburghers are neither natives nor were raised here, but they’ve been he...
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Teens’ memorial: Sorrow, respect carry the day
Nearly 600 people gathered at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week to mourn the deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, whose bodies were found more than two weeks...
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Despite Hamas rocket attacks, summer trips to the Jewish state continue
William Friedlander, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, is getting excited about his upcoming trip to Israel with NCSY, an Orthodox Jewish youth group. He leaves for Israel next week, and it ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing

Three-hundred and sixty-five days of artistry will come to life when generosity meets art at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall unveiling on Sunday, July 20. After a year of worki...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 3
The Senator John Heinz History Center , in preparation for an upcoming World War II exhibit opening in the spring of 2015, is seeking artifacts from the Jewish Welfare Board’s “Y Canteen” that oper...
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Newly arrived Grilliance provides homemade recipe for success
There is a new haunt for kosher carnivores. Grilliance, located at 2118 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, is both a restaurant and full-service caterer. Although situated in the former site of Aaron an...
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Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way
More than $23 million in grants for 2014 were approved last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board of directors. The grants will help fund a variety of organizations and progra...
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Annual gala raises funds for Friendship Circle
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
People from across the Jewish community packed a ballroom at the Westin Convention Center last Sunday for an annual gala benefiting the local chapter of the Friendship Circle, a Chabad-Lubavitch pr...
Retro Review
by Hilary Daninhirsch
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
Kollel, longtime rabbi face uncertain path
by Adam Reinherz
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Weeks after Rabbi Aaron Kagan’s announced departure from the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, plans are underway for his replacement. “The real work is starting now,” said Kagan, the Kollel’s longtim...
­­With bookstore, new arrival stacks up Squirrel Hill’s cultural offerings
by Matthew Wein
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eric Ackland finally picked up the keys to his new store last week, he seemed equal parts joyful and overwhelmed. “Passover took a big chunk out of our time, and it’s been difficult to make mu...
Lawyer’s marketing push plays on stereotypes
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Criminal attorney Daniel Muessig’s Internet video ad is at once really funny and yet kind of appalling. The 2012 University of Pittsburgh law school graduate ...
‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ brings Holocaust lessons to Prime Stage
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Jane Yolen had already published more than 30 books for young adults and children — mostly in the genres of Arthurian legend and fairy tales — when she was ap...
Pennsylvania legislators consider punishing businesses with ties to Iranian energy
by Joshua Runyan
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Quick maneuvering in Harrisburg Tuesday may have advanced the state’s own contribution to the international effort to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Senate Sta...
Course tackles family law as seen through the eyes of Jewish, civil jurisprudence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The changing definitions of family, in both civil and Jewish law, were explored at a Continuing Legal Education class presented by the Agency for Jewish  Learning (AJL) on Friday, May 2 at Adat Sha...
Unconventional mayor pulls back curtain on town’s cautious turnaround
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
John Fetterman doesn’t look much like a mayor. He prefers shorts and sneakers to suits and wingtips. His head is shaved, and his goatee is scraggly. His arms are tattooed.  But, just like for the t...
Palestinian, Israeli duo bring stories of loss, visions of future to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For two days Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin canvassed Pittsburgh. Divided by heritage but united in mission, the Israeli woman and Palestinian man visited Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for...