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Metro Briefs February 24
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 22 22 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
Jewish fraternity welcomes Holocaust survivor to campus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
When the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, perceived a silence on their Oakland campus, several young men took action. “Initially I had this thought over the summer....



Election never far from federation assembly
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Justin Katz and Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United King...
Pittsburgh Jews flock together for global day of learning
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
As communities flocked to learning centers around the world, Rabbi Danny Schiff shepherded a small group in Squirrel Hill. With a pack of more than 30 attendees gathered in the Katz Auditorium of t...
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
Metro Briefs November 18
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
The Women of Temple Sinai (WOTS) compiled recipes from more than 50 congregants to publish “From Our Kitchen to Yours.” Just released, this cookbook features time-proven favorites, inventive new id...
Roaring tale delivered at Lion of Judah event
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Bearing decorative pins of gold lions denoting their pride, women throughout the community gathered for an inspiring tale as part of the annual Hannah Kamin Lion of Judah event. The nearly 80 phila...