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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Metro Briefs February 26
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
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Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
Sholem Aleichem was the nom de plume of Solomon Rabinovich, who wrote the classic short stories about “Tevye the Dairyman” that became the foundation for “Fiddler on the Roof.” True to his comedic ...
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In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
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Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
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Where does war authorization aimed at ISIS leave Iran?
WASHINGTON — Don’t make the enemy of your enemy your friend. That's the message some lawmakers hope to convey to the Obama administration as they consider its request for a war authorization to com...
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As David Cohen becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews appear to have smoother sailing at security agencies
WASHINGTON — David Cohen’s path to second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency is, in many respects, a typical one in Washington. A seasoned Ivy League lawyer who began his career defendin...
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BDS with a twist: California campus divestment measures target more than Israel
While two recent student resolutions initiated by boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement advocates in California ultimately had different fates, the episodes share a common twist: lumping...
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A day to honor CDS’s best
Community Day School families and friends gathered to celebrate and support the school at the annual CDS Winter Gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown on Saturday, Feb. 21. This year's event honored the contributions made to CDS by board of trustees Vice President Debbie Resnick (Leadership Award); current CDS grandparent Shirley Moritz (Volunteer of the Year); and Ellen Weiss Kander (Lifetime Achievement Award, in memoriam). Tim and Jennifer Richart and Howard and Nicole Valinsky were the event chairs.
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<br><br>Above: Accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the late Ellen Weiss Kander are husband Gregg Kander with children (from left) Jake, Kate and Ben.
Community Day School families and friends gathered to celebrate and support the school at the annual CDS Winter Gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown on Saturday, Feb. 21. This year's event honored the contributions made to CDS by board of trustees Vice President Debbie Resnick (Leadership Award); current CDS grandparent Shirley Moritz (Volunteer of the Year); and Ellen Weiss Kander (Lifetime Achievement Award, in memoriam). Tim and Jennifer Richart and Howard and Nicole Valinsky were the event chairs. (Photos by David Bachman Photography)

Above: Accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the late Ellen Weiss Kander are husband Gregg Kander with children (from left) Jake, Kate and Ben.
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Leadership Award winner Debbie Resnick with husband Joshua and daughter Samantha.
Leadership Award winner Debbie Resnick with husband Joshua and daughter Samantha.
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Volunteer of the Year Shirley Moritz with daughter Sarah DeWitt, CDS admission director.
Volunteer of the Year Shirley Moritz with daughter Sarah DeWitt, CDS admission director.
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Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
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Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
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