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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Pittsburgher takes first place in 2012 Great Race 5K
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Taylor has run competitively for about 10 years. And it shows. The Penn State senior won one of the most popular and well-attended races he ever participated in — the Sept. 30 5K run in the ...
Metro Briefs October 11
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Hoffmann , director general of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), will be the next speaker in the Conversations for A Jewish Future speaker series, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Katz Aud...
Federation pays tribute to volunteers at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Volunteers took center stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual meeting, Wednesday night. With the theme of a Hollywood premiere  — they were giving out popcorn and candy in th...
Joseph Eaton was professor of social work, committed Zionist
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Joseph W. Eaton, founder of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work doctoral program, died Monday, Oct. 15. He was 93. Eaton was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Nuremberg, Germany, as Josef Wech...
Youlus gets 4 years in prison for defrauding Torah buyers
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Menachem Youlus, the rabbi formerly known as the “Jewish Indiana Jones” because of his purported adventures in Europe rescuing Torahs lost in the Holocaust, will be serving 51 months in prison for ...
NCJW head: There’s much at stake in upcoming election
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to protecting their reproductive rights, Nancy Kaufman tells women “don’t get mad, get even.” Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, was at Rodef Shalom Congregation, T...
Program date clarification
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is hosting a Watch Party for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate (third and final debate) Monday evening, Oct. 22, at the Jewish Community Center.  Join your friends and neig...
PIIN to seek commitments on social justice issues centennial celebration here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,200 people of faith are expected to convene at Rodef Shalom Congregation Thursday, Oct. 18, searching for ways to address pressing social justice issues in the Pittsburgh area. Federal,...
For Israelis, trek across America is a deeply personal experience
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Equipped with a bike, and a boatload of determination, Tom Peled, an Israeli college student, is on a crusade to cure cancer. Peled, who founded the grassroots organization Bike for the Fight, is o...
Hadassah-Pittsburgh honors its own at centennial celebration here
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1912, Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah — a way for Jewish women in America to get involved in the cause of establishing a Jewish state in the Holy Land. One hundred years later, Szold’s organiza...