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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Jewish Chronicle celebrates its past by covering the future
by Lee Chottiner
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, we made it! The Jewish Chronicle is 50 years old as of today, March 8, the same day our first issue came out a half-century ago. We know, we know … we don’t look a day over 40. It hasn’t alwa...
CWB to host lecture on Jewish Berlin
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms without Borders will present Shalmi Barmore, a historian and educator for lecture, Monday, March 12, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. His topic will be, “Berlin: A City Haunted by History a...
Jewish Faculty Forum developing minor in Holocaust studies at Duquesne U.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Rosen did not look like the typical Duquesne University professor. With his untidy grey beard, yamulke, and the traditional dark suit and white shirt of the ultra-Orthodox, he stood in stark c...
Cranberry Jewish Community established; group files for nonprofit status
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
About 18 months ago, Jack Cohen and Michael Berman, who had been childhood friends, began reaching out to see if other Jews lived in Cranberry. To their pleasant surprise, they found more people th...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...
Local Jewish teens win big in J-Serve T-shirt design contest
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh area teens, co-chairs of the local J-Serve teen committee, won the T-shirt design contest for J-Serve 2012. Ali Karsh and Jesse Irwin, respectively seniors at North Allegheny and Pit...
Rodef Shalom, Beth Shalom boards OK measure to unify their religious schools
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The boards of trustees for Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have approved a proposal that will continue the move to a unified religious school serving two of the largest congregations in western Pennsy...
Komen-Pittsburgh votes no confidence in national board
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Making a bold statement about the way its national organization is run, the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has approved a vote of no co...
Metro Briefs February 23
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Flo Mae Moravitz has established a gift in perpetuity in memory of her late husband, Stanley, that provides needs-based scholarships for Pittsburgh’s youth to travel in Israel. As part of a recent ...
Israel Peace Week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Students for Justice in Palestine — the well-funded student group that brought the play “I Heart Hamas” to the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 — will be bringing Israel Apartheid Week to the Pitt ...