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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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U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...
Yeshiva Girls HS musical a parable of society and technology
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While rehearsals for an original full-length musical, written by, for and about women, have been keeping them busy, the 50 girls enrolled in Yeshiva Girls High School are learning an important less...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Pittsburgh-led Jewish trip stranded off Chilean coast
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 16 Jewish adventure-seekers returning from a trip to Antarctica found themselves stranded on Easter Island for several days in the wake of Chile’s massive earthquake, which hit last Satu...
Jewish Pittsburgher was in Chile when earthquake hit
by Jillian Irwin
For The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Jillian Irwin, a Pittsburgh native and premed student at Harvard University, was in Chile for a semester of study at the University of Chile when the Feb. 27 earthquake hit. She was...
‘Brothers’ digs deep into Haredi-secular divide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Some films tell stories. Others answer questions. The best do both. Tackling questions personal and political, philosophical and pragmatic, “Brothers” defines what makes a film different than a mov...
17th annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival opens this week
by Chronicle
Mar 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival Schedule March 4 to 21 Key to locations: SSW = SouthSide Works Cinema AWC = August Wilson Center CMU = Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium Cranbe...