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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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Book on Israeli start-ups bolsters Israel's image
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Intel’s Israeli division proposed a new strategy to vastly improve the processing speed of the company's laptop computer chips, Intel's U.S. management had no interest. The idea re...
German town of Herford dedicates a new synagogue
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 70 years after its synagogue was destroyed by Nazi rioters, the German town of Herford dedicated a new Jewish house of worship. In a ceremony Sunday, local and national Jewish leaders and...
The U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Last summer, when the relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations was getting off to what appeared to be a rocky start, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was at pains — ...
Electric, hybrid cars could spur more coal usage
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of envir...
Despite age and distance, local doctor saves lives in Haiti
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Fisher has been a doctor since 1966, but in January 2010 he experienced a new type of medicine altogether: voodoo. Fisher, 70, of Squirrel Hill, was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on a Salvation A...
Holocaust survivor’s testimony told through needle and thread
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people look back at the Holocaust like a nightmare told in drab black and white. But Esther Krinitz remembered it — brutality and all — in dazzling color. The Holocaust survivor, who passed aw...
Israeli teens speak in ‘Through My Eyes’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would you think a group of teenagers from the Galilee would talk about when they get in front of a camcorder? Surprise! It’s not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not even Iran. They’r...
'My Tale of Two Cities' opens in Pittsburgh
by Release for Chronicle
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“My Tale of Two Cities,” a film by Pittsburgher Carl Kurlander, will begin its theatrical release at the SouthSide Works Cinema from March 19 to 25. The film kicks off its hometown run with a speci...
JCC loses to Career Connections in final game for six seniors
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Connections squeaked by the Jewish Ccmmunity Center in the finals of the Greater Pittsburgh Interscholastic Basketball League, winning by a score of 62-61. Career Connections guard Dan Vaugh...
Poale Zedeck names new rabbi after long search
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Poale Zedeck, an Orthodox congregation in Squirrel Hill, has voted to hire Daniel Yolkut as its new rabbi. The vote, which came shortly before Purim last month, capped a long process i...