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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s no cliché, they’re in greater danger than ever
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission and which countries are involved in illegal whaling? — Jonathan Wingate, Yulee, Fla. Some...
Have Pittsburgh donors failed Hillel JUC?
by Eric Lidji
For the Chronicle
Dec 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
To hear Aaron Weil tell it, offering free dinners for Jewish college students around Pittsburgh on Friday night is a keystone holding together Jewish life in the city. Weil, executive director of t...
Day schools adopt vaccination rules stricter than state's
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 16, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
At the urging of 28 area physicians, Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have all enacted vaccination policies stricter than those mandated by the state. Community Day School, Hillel Academy and ...
Federal grant enables SHHC to start dental clinic
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
A new dental clinic slated for Squirrel Hill will serve patients that have trouble finding proper dental care, officials close to the project said. Last week, the Squirrel Hill Health Center became...
Pittsburgher assists Cuban Jews to modernize island’s only kosher butcher shop
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley Cohen was very blunt about conditions at the only kosher butcher shop in Havana, Cuba. He said the furniture was busted, the workspace was filthy and the meat was spoiling. “It lost about 6...
NCJW puts up $10K to support Pittsburgh Promise scholarships
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women has become the first non-foundation, non-profit community group to contribute to the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund. NCJW announc...
For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Want to do something on Chanuka? Here are some ideas
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
If the latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) don’t weigh you down, then there’s plenty to see and do for Chanuka this year in the Pittsburgh area. Jews will celebrate with parades, public menora ...