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Art shows hope Student artwork from Parkland, Newtown, elsewhere enlivens Tree of Life exterior By David Rullo | Staff Writer Decorative windscreens line the Tree of Life building Kosher TartansKosher Mediterranean food truck opens at CMU By Adam Reinherz TransitionsJCC annual meeting emphasizes value of community connections By Toby Tabachnick Speaker at ChabadRabbi Ephraim Simon, a ‘regular guy’ whose organ donations saved two lives By David Rullo | Staff Writer Aftermath of massacre Local leaders meet with Homeland Security committee at Pittsburgh roundtable By Toby Tabachnick The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jeffrey Finkelstein made the case for additional federal funds for community security. Material cultureThe Jewish signature tablecloths of Western Pennsylvania By Tammy A. Hepps Personal journeyFormer Obama speechwriter finds her own voice, in Judaism By Gary Rosenblatt Opinion One approach to resolving unresolvable conflicts By Jim Busis Can a blueprint to peace be found in Rwanda? OpinionAnti-Semitism doesn’t discriminate. Why should we? By Josh Runyan OpinionWe are all one By Reuven Rivlin OpinionMaking sense of death By Robin Blumenthal Theater Jewish actor goes ‘whole hog’ in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ By Toby Tabachnick After more than 6000 performances as Pumbaa, Ben Lipitz is still happy to say ‘hakuna matata.’ Fall Arts PreviewDark chapter of Jewish history revisited in ‘Parade” By David Rullo | Staff Writer ArtsPlayback Theatre promotes understanding through storytelling By Toby Tabachnick Fall Arts PreviewLife is all about improv, says Point Park professor By Adam Reinherz Fall Arts Preview Jewish jazz musicians get busy this fall By David Rullo | Staff Writer City’s jazz legacy embraced by musicians Fall Arts PreviewPittsburgh Jewish Music Festival recreates the music of historic Zimro Ensemble By David Rullo | Staff Writer Fall Arts Preview Composer-turned-filmmaker preserves musician survivor testimonies By Adam Reinherz Israeli composer Nurit Jugend comes to Pittsburgh to discuss “They Played for Their Lives” Fall Arts PreviewPennsylvania natives makes mark in Hollywood By Jesse Bernstein Fall Arts Preview What’s happening? A roundup of fall arts events By Adam Reinherz Music, cinema, podcasts and speakers. This season’s art schedule has something for everyone. Fall Arts Preview Two new books focus on relationships with Israel By Jesse Bernstein Dershowitz and Gordis invite conversation this fall Food Remembrances of Rosh Hashanah apples past By Linda Morel Embrace the season’s fruit with more than a simple dip Caribbean Hurricane Israeli, Jewish organizations provide disaster relief to storm-stricken Bahamas Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh accepting donations locally HeadlinesJewish Healthcare Foundation approves grants to support teen mental health By Toby Tabachnick Torah We shall not be indifferent Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Anti-Semitism Survey reveals growing demonization of Jewish state as ‘Nazi-like’ by Germans By Ben Cohen | The Algemeiner Study shows Germans view Israel’s Palestinian policies unfavorably HistoryWhat’s the meaning of a missing piece? By Eric Lidji | Special to the Chronicle
Exploring the numbers Studying community: Parents confront choices regarding formal Jewish education By Adam Reinherz Parent portraits give light to 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study. Community StudyStudying community: Young adults find ways to engage with Judaism By David Rullo | Staff Writer Jewish Community StudyStudying community: Pittsburghers finding ways to worship beyond bounds of shul By Toby Tabachnick Reflection Preparing for Elul after a devastating year By Toby Tabachnick “Awaken, Reflect, Together, Rosh Chodesh Elul” program begins in partnership with 10.27 Healing Partnership Small communitiesTemple Beth Am shutters its door, buries prayer books By David Rullo | Staff Writer HeadlinesPost-Gazette donates money to Tree of Life rebuilding fund By Adam Reinherz Opinion Accidental racism in the Jewish world By Aryeh Ho Racism cuts across all communities OpinionWhat’s missing from Israel’s election campaigns? World News UpdateJustice Department seeks death penalty for Tree of Life shooter By Adam Reinherz HealingFamilies of nationwide mass shooting victims form community, learn coping skills By Toby Tabachnick International visitTree of Life meets Tree of Life By Adam Reinherz Onward IsraelOnward Israel particpants reflect on summer of learning and fun By Adam Reinherz End of an eraJewish Women’s Center closing after almost three decades By Toby Tabachnick Hillel JUCOutdoor retreat inspires students and staff By Adam Reinherz HeadlinesCongregation Emanu-El Israel welcomes new rabbi By David Rullo | Staff Writer Interfaith generosityTree of Life to hold High Holiday services at Calvary Episcopal By Toby Tabachnick UpdateDiscovery extended in Tree of Life case By Adam Reinherz In briefSome survivors of Oct. 27 attack oppose death penalty for accused PennsylvaniaJewish jurists speak out on tikkun olam, Israel and anti-Semitism By Toby Tabachnick
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