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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Metro Briefs July 12
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A Squirrel Hill teen has raised nearly $7,000 for a philanthropic fund she established on her own to support a host of charities. Blaine Dinkin, 17, daughter of Elliot and Laura Dinkin, who attend ...
Homegrown hechsher serves state’s cottage food businesses
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
West Virginia, a state widely, though undeservedly, known for road kill jokes, has its own hechsher symbol. Relax. That doesn’t mean road kill is kosher in the Mountain State. It does, however, mea...
Jewish Johnstown marks milestone with yearlong program series
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of Jewish communities in small towns across the United States is shrinking  — and has been for many years. As those communities decline and disappear, their histories are also in danger of...
Metro Briefs July 5
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Busis , has been named interim chief executive officer of The Jewish Chronicle. He succeeds David Caoin who resigned in June. Previously the director of the Asia Pacific Institute at the Americ...
Alternative resolution emphasizes positive investment in Palestinian economy
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly voted Thursday night to replace a controversial resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel with an alternative reso...
From family tree to Tel Aviv kitchen, mission made lasting impact
by Justin Jacobs, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the July 5 Chronicle.) On the last night of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Israel Centennial Mega Mission, t...
Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While the heads of local Jewish service agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, s...
Metro Briefs June 28
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Pirates  will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening. This year, Jewish Fe...
Jewish world reacts to Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act
by By Staff and releases
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish agencies lost no time in responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, including the controversial heart of the provision — the individual mandate....
Mega Mission participants returned with wonderful memories
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
From June 19 to 28, 290 people traveled to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Centennial Mega Mission. The mission offered program tracks for families, first-timers and veter...