facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

Sections
Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story

...more
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
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...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
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...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story

...more
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story

...more
Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’
WASHINGTON — The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison (D-Minn.) is a leading contende...
Nov 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story

...more
Photo Gallery
The joy of learning
The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Toddler & Me class, led by Lynn Berman, enjoys some “hands on” time in the sanctuary with Torahs at the November session. 
<br>
Photo provided by Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha
The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Toddler & Me class, led by Lynn Berman, enjoys some “hands on” time in the sanctuary with Torahs at the November session. 
Photo provided by Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha
slideshow

...see all photos

Featured Video
Hebrew Mamita
Vanessa Hidary
  • Hebrew Mamita

    Vanessa Hidary

    02.11.14 - 11:41 pm

  • The Dybbuk

    Chronicle video by Ohad Cadji

    04.25.13 - 02:04 pm

  • Obama at the Israel Museum

    President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum and Belle Vernon native, at the museum. (Video courtesy of the prime minister's office)

    03.24.13 - 01:00 am

  • Big Night

    Video by Ohad Cadji for the Chronicle

    03.14.13 - 01:29 pm

This just in
Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story



Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story

Former SNL-er Tina Fey spoke at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment event Wednesday m...
Ben Shapiro, a political pundit and Editor-in-chief of right-wing rag The Daily Wire, wowed the c...
This week on Unorthodox, Ivanka Trump steals a kugel. Our Jewish guest is Naftali Hanau, founder ...
Though some Americans may not want to hear it, the election of Donald Trump has changed Israel’s ...
Last Friday marked the 54th yahrzeit of Rabbi Aaron Kotler, a leading Rosh Yeshiva in pre-WWII Eu...

Blogs of the Day

Bubbe Wisdom
Finally: A Break For Alzheimer’s
First Reversals of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease is a November Com...

Pondering Jew
Legacy of Mumbai: Is It Light Yet?
B"H For reasons known only to G-d,  Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivk...


The Beet-Eating Heeb
The Root of All Oppression, Discrimination and Even Terrorism
The Beet-Eating Heeb has been thinking it, studying it, questioning it and ul...

Drops of Honey
Tisha B'Av: Senseless Violence Then and Now
     Today is Tisha B'Av   , the date on the Jewish calendar that our traditi...

GoodPoems
THREE FILMS
Hi Poetry Lovers, As promised in the last blog post, I am writing some brief ...

Current Issue