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University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...
Sep 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
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Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
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Metro Briefs September 25
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
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Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
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More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
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Hundreds of Pittsburgh sophomores tour Holocaust museum in March
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 570 sophomores from the Pittsburgh Public Schools toured the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., in March, courtesy of the Zionist Organization of America-Pittsburg...
Metro Briefs April 5
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Fienberg , a professor of statistics and social sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has received an interdisciplinary research grant from the The National Science Foundation Census Bure...
Holocaust Center moves to Oakland as staff, board plan for its future
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is returning to its roots  — at least, temporarily. The center’s board of trustees voted unanimously, Wednesday, March 28, to mov...
Chag Sameach
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of … philanthropy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Trends in Jewish giving — among individuals as well as large foundations — are shifting. As Jews become more globally conscious, and open their wallets to more nonsectarian causes, their impact on ...
Keeping it simple
by Angela Leibowicz
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle Cooks is all about keeping it simple, tasty and nutritious, without being challenging in the kitchen. For this year’s Passover edition, the recipes are for everyday meals. The Whole F...
Almond Kisses alert
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Pinskers Judaica has been informed by Barton's Candy that a very few tins of (non-Passover) Almond Kisses were mistakenly distributed into the Pittsburgh market for distribution to their customers....
Give a helping hand
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 04, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Amir Ashkenazi’s room at the University Place Family House in Oakland resembles a makeshift pharmacy. One dresser drawer is filled with syringes, another with antibiotics. Off to the side, a mini r...
Mega Mission signs up 250th participant for trip
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 250th participant has registered for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Mega Mission, which is set for June 19-28. The mission, which marks the centennial of the federation, will inv...
Keystone Mountain Region holds benefit at Green Oaks
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO will host a benefit evening to support its programs, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Oaks Country Club in Verona. The evening will celebrate and showcas...