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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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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...
Interfaith women clergy study child sexual abuse
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Regional clergy women and women in faith-based communities have an opportunity to learn about child abuse and neglect prevention at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in East Liberty/Highland Park...
Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...
Metro Briefs November 1
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Snir has joined the staff of three Jewish community agencies to support educational and programming efforts in Pittsburgh. She will divide her time between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitt...