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Metro Briefs April 16
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...
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Leadership Pittsburgh gives off great vibe in meeting community’s challenges
It shouldn’t be too surprising that the CEO and president of the area’s premier leadership program has the initials A.M.O., much like the slang form of ammunition, meaning the information used to p...
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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations

In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
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ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
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Metro Briefs April 9
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....
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Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows

There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
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‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...
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Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival

Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
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‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
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Hillel JUC to host Kristallnacht program
by Staff and releases
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Orbach, professor emeritus of Jewish studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Clark Muenzer, associate professor of German studies, also at Pitt, will give opening remarks at The Hillel Je...
High Holiday Food Drive nets big gains
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry reported significant contributions from area congregations through this year’s High Holiday Food Drive. According to its electronic newsletter The Pantry has...
Levaur becomes president of WRJ Atlantic District
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Marcia Levaur, a life-long member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, has been inducted as the Women of Reformed Judaism Atlantic District president. The honor came when Rodef Shalom hosted the WRJ Atlan...
Female clergy seek counsel on dealing with child abuse
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1985, after discovering that her three children were being sexually abused by an uncle, Denise instinctively turned to her priest for help and guidance. But he did not know what to do. “He told ...
Frankel: State divestment act targeting Iran is working
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel Lauded a new report, which shows a state law requiring public pension funds to divest from companies doing business with Iran and Sudan is working. But the Squirrel Hill Demo...
Chana Leah’s big and little sister Halloween
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Friday, Oct. 26, 20 girls gathered in their best Halloween costumes to celebrate at Chana Leah’s Big and Little Sister event. Chana Leah is a female BBYO chapter found in the areas of Fox Chapel an...
Herzog to retire from Rodef Shalom Congregation this spring
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-two years ago, when Jeffrey Herzog first became interested in applying for the position of executive director of Rodef Shalom Congregation, his father advised, “Don’t do it. You will be work...
League of Women Voters release 2012 voters guide
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This abridged voters guide was prepared by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. The League is a nonpartisan organization a...
Slingshot names J’Burgh named one of 50 top innovative Jewish NPOs
by Staff and wire reports
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: A more extensive story will appear in the Nov. 8 Chronicle.) J’Burgh, an initiative of The Hillel Jewish University Center that serves the more than 2,500 young adults and graduate ...
Lazar’s family jukebox tradition earns him JAA honor
by Lee Chottiner Executive Editor
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar loves jukeboxes. But it’s not so much a love for dancing that’s behind his love affair; it’s more like a love for what he can do with them. Lazar, who donated two jukeboxes to the Charle...