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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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CDS sculpture represents lives lost during the Holocaust
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School held a site dedication of the Keeping Tabs Holocaust Sculpture, Thursday, April 19. Held in conjunction with YomHaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event celebrated the scul...
Metro Briefs April 19
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Jacobs , a Chronicle correspondent and former associate editor of the paper, has won a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism. Jacobs won in the category of spot news cover...
Pitt student stands out from the crowd
by Elaine Chen
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing out from the crowd can be difficult to do, especially at a school as large as the University of Pittsburgh. But for senior marketing and psychology major with a certificate in internationa...
Jews celebrate end of Passover — Moroccan style
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rather than ordering pizza or having a spaghetti dinner, some 60 members of eastern suburban congregations found a unique way to end Passsover. They gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the Maimu...
Domestic violence to be addressed by interfaith female clergy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When women, or men, are abused by their domestic partners, the people to whom they most often turn for guidance are their clergy. But if those clergy are not properly trained in the issues associat...
Sixteen years, 6 million tabs later, long-awaited groundbreaking slated
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Walter knew the number 6 million, as in the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, could seem unfathomable. So the Community Day School eighth-grade history teacher decided to show his stud...
MCG’s Strickland hopes honor will fuel school project in Israel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
William E. Strickland Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, which runs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center, is the 2012 recipient of Rodef Shalo...
Camp Wingfoot 70th reunion brings campers back
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Pittsburgh girls spent their summers at Camp Wingfoot in North Madison, Ohio, from the mid-1940s until 1985. One hundred Wingfoot alumni are expected to return to the shores of Lake ...
JTOP returns to Pittsburgh theater scene
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The curtain is set to rise again for the Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh, this time in a different venue. Tito Braunstein, the founder of JTOP, is gearing up for the June 2012 re-launch of the profess...
Metro Briefs April 12
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival has released its 2012 season lineup, which will run from May 20 to June 3. This year’s festival theme is “cultural collaborations,” and will celebrate the multicult...