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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Metro Briefs February 19
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Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...





Israel’s positivity, diversity get royal treatment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel-Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is amping up its Israel programming this semester, sponsoring a host of activities designed to offer a diverse perspective of the Jewish state for ...
Jewish National Fund's environmental efforts in Israel paying off, but ‘we need to do better’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite making vast inroads in enriching and preserving its environment, Israel faces significant ecological challenges, according to Alon Tal, the featured speaker of the Jewish National Fund’s We...
The importance of interfaith relations takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
There is something noteworthy about a rabbi writing a book about three Catholic cardinals that is then published by a Protestant publishing house, observed Rabbi James Rudin, who has worked for dec...
With passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, how far have we come?
by Toby Tabachnick and Melissa Apter
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
When he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 25 years ago this July, President George H.W. Bush aimed to change the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. The broad...
Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Galle...
Moving on: J’Burgh’s David was a Goliath for organization’s growth, success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
After 10 years working to reinforce and strengthen Jewish identity in Pittsburgh, David Katz, assistant director of Hillel-Jewish University Center, will soon be California-bound to head up Hillel-...