Metro Briefs July 14

Metro Briefs July 14

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Region and its Key Players” on Wednesday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road in McMurray.
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This event is free of charge, presented in partnership with Peters Township Public Library.


You won’t want to miss the July 21 edition of The Chronicle.
Next week’s edition will introduce a new name and a new look.
The mission of The Chronicle will remain the same after 55 years, according to CEO and publisher Jim Busis, but Pittsburgh’s central source for Jewish news is adapting to the changing landscape of Jewish Pittsburgh and the media.
According to Busis, the paper has been redesigned “to make it easier to read, easier to navigate, easier to use and more useful for our readers,” but will continue to “emphasize our local roots, our local quality, our local ties to the community, and our local coverage.”
The success of any community paper, particularly a Jewish paper, lies in its “ability to engage, inform and inspire readers,” said editor-in-chief Joshua Runyan. And that’s what the paper will continue to do.


The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ensuring that all children have equal access to education, and the Back 2 School Store (B2SS) is a mechanism for helping underprivileged children begin the school year on an equal footing with their peers.
While the children select their items with a volunteer personal shopper in the B2SS, parents visit the NCJW Resource Room to connect with local organizations and agencies for assistance with health care, parenting, financial literacy, career development and other social services.
The goal is to prepare students for success by fostering positive self-esteem and sparking enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. In 2017, NCJW plans to serve 600 children. Visit for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.


Lila Hirsch Brody’s Acrylic Painting Class Annual Show will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 30 at the Fine/Perlow and Weis Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. The community is invited to the opening reception, underwritten by Will Darling, on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Weight Watchers’ meetings are relocating from New Light Synagogue to the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha building located at 5898 Wilkins Ave. Meetings will be held Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning Aug. 2. Registration and weigh-in is 30 minutes before meeting time. Meetings also take place at the Jewish Association on Aging in the Community Room on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.


The sixth annual Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Each ticket purchased by the July 19 deadline will include a “Let’s GO Bucs” hat in Hebrew.Contact Josh Avart at 412-325-4903 or to purchase tickets.

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