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Metro Briefs February 24
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 15 15 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Archives
Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Metro Briefs November 6
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash invites families with young children to Tot Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Reservations are not required. Contact admin@dorhadash for more information. Rodef Shalom ...
Comprehensive excellence initiative underway at Hillel JUC, other chapters
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh is at the heart of a new initiative designed to improve the functioning of Hillel chapters around the country through the setting of benchmarks and the addition of needed personnel. Over...
‘The humanity of Greeks’ takes center stage on Ohi Day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the region’s Jewish and Greek communities silently gathered at Carnegie Mellon University’s McConomy Auditorium last week to remember the resounding cry of “No!” Exactly 74 years earlier...
Petraeus gives Pittsburgh an up-close look at U.S. and its Middle East relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus capped a day-long conference dedicated to growing business between the United States and the Middle East by focusing on the quest for political stability in th...
Family dialogue, communication are important in fight against child sexual abuse
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
On a school night when many parents are reluctant to venture out, more than 300 gathered at Congregation Shaare Torah for a sobering talk from clinical social worker Debborah Fox. Addressing the to...
The message is loud and clear: Jewish victims of domestic abuse need our support
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Domestic abuse is a Jewish issue, say some of the most influential organizations in the city, and they’re not afraid to highlight what the Jewish community can do to prevent it. An Oct. 29 event at...
Iranian delegation was at Pittsburgh business meeting to make cultural connections
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of four Iranian officials was in Pittsburgh last week participating in what was billed as a “business conference” sponsored by the American Middle East Institute in order to foster a c...
Wolf blows down GOP
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Dominating the mid-term elections in races across the country, Republicans had, as President Obama put it, a “good night” on Tuesday. But while the GOP claimed its largest congressional majority in...
Author’s loving tribute offers ‘visual journey’ to synagogues of Central, Western Pa.
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 29, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
New Light Congregation’s original name was Ohel Jacob and originally served Pittsburgh’s Romanian Jewish community. Poale Zedeck Congregation was founded by Hungarian Jewish immigrants and was orig...