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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Eisenberg lays out history of Muslim Brotherhood in lecture
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
May 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
An organization with a long history and growing popularity, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is nothing if not tenacious and has benefited from a series of government blunders. So said Carnegie Mell...
2012 Jewish Music Festival opens with Krakauer, ‘Arye’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will reach beyond its traditional emphasis on Yiddish and Eastern European musical roots, expanding its scope to include the exploration of multicultura...
Mike Doyle to address J Street gathering on the Future of the Pro‐Israel Movement.
May 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of local J Street activists, leaders and supporters will come together to chart the course of the pro‐Israel movement and how it will play out in this election year in Pittsburgh. The Pitts...
Changes on Murray Avenue lead to market’s closure
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For 46 years, nothing really changed at Engel’s Market on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The small storefront featuring an array of fresh fruits and vegetables hearkened back to a simpler time, a ...
Metro Briefs May 10
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Nicole Mezare has joined Temple Sinai as the new director of adult programming. Mezare was born and raised in Toronto. She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she learned how to design ...
'Ahead of time'
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center and JFilm are screening "Ahead of Time," a film about the life of photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who just turned 100 years old, will be in Pittsburgh to re...
Collaboration brings Beth El Congregation and JCC together
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation’s Early Childhood Program (BENS) has begun an unprecedented collaboration with the Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills ...
Looking back and forward on anniversary
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty years ago, Pat Siger, a member of the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section, happened to see an article in a magazine about a run in support of breast cancer awareness, researc...
Children of survivors retell their families’ stories
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
They survived Auschwitz. They were hidden. They came from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. They had nightmares. They were overprotective of their children. They were forthcoming about...
Community celebrates Israel Independence Day
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite sporadic rain showers and high winds, much of Jewish Pittsburgh turned out to Schenley Plaza Thursday evening, April 26, to celebrate Israel Independence Day, as well as the centennial anni...