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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
Should bystanders come to the rescue?
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
Metro Briefs July 23
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The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will be sending one its largest groups in several years to the JCC Maccabi Games, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Clos...
JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...