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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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Norwegian rabbi, Jewish Renewal adherent, to speak in Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Feinberg is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend, and she will bring with her a different taste of Judaism. Feinberg comes from Oslo, Norway, where she is the first woman rabbi, and a belie...
Divestment bills face hurdles nationwide
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
At the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., an entire room is devoted to the tragedy of the genocide in Darfur, reminding those who remember the Holocaust to not sit back and accept ...
Tree of Life, Or L’Simcha vote to merge into 1 congregation
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life and Or L’Simcha have officially merged into a single congregation, capping nearly two years of space sharing and planning that led to this outcome. The two old congregations voted unan...
Annual Federation allocations increase by over $500,000
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh released figures this week outlining fundraising amounts to be distributed this year, totaling $20.4 million, a $500,000 increase over last year. Of that...
Specter’s opening statement on Kagan
by Release
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The following is the complete text of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter opening statement Monday during the confirmation hearing of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court of the United S...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit's release
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The family of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and thousands of supporters began a protest march to mark the four years of his captivity. Under the slogan "Gilad is still alive," at least ...
Turkey reportedly closes airspace to Israel
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister said his country has closed its airspace to Israeli planes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday during the G-20 summit in Toronto that the airspace was closed...
Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
Op-Ed: UC Irvine sets standard with suspension
by Jordan Fruchtman
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
IRVINE, Calif. -- The University of California, Irvine administration recently recommended the suspension of the Muslim Student Union (MSU) from campus for one academic year for violating four sepa...
New Zealand Jews plan to fight for shechitah
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher s...