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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
Pittsburgh native’s first novel became his first screenplay — and a film capturing Sundance awards
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When you hear the words “teenager with a terminal illness,” it’s likely that the place your brain leaps to isn’t, “very funny.” Yet Jesse Andrews, author of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” has ma...
Metro Briefs June 18
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
Local activist seeks to put black-owned businesses on the map
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Joy Katz and Cindy Croot were giving away money in April. There was only one catch. The 100 people who received $10 from these two white artists had to promise to spend the funds in black-owned bus...
Push is on as sisterhoods, women’s groups seek younger members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
About 40 women sit around tables set up in a Yeshiva Girls School classroom, gathered to share the recent accomplishments and upcoming programs of the respective organizations that they lead. It is...
Temple Hadar Israel sells but is staying put
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Hadar Israel — the last synagogue remaining in New Castle — has entered into a contract to sell its building, but its congregation will lease space from the new owner and continue to use the...
Hoop Dreams
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Maccabi Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, teams of Jewish athletes from around the world come together and compete for the honor that comes with a spot on the podium. The games are h...
Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden is testament to Jacobs’ love for plants, each other
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Irene Jacob, founder of Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden, might have been a bit skeptical had her husband been able to share with her his plans for this year’s annual exhibit, “Par...



For SHJP, new Federation initiative is all about connection
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s kind of hard to remember now, with temperatures soaring into the 90s and humidity so fierce that hair seems to frizz at the mere mention of it, but less than four months ago the thermometer in...
Book Review: Harmony, rhythm help move Philip Glass’ ‘Words’
by Suzanne Meyer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York in the 1960s it wasn’t unusual for struggling artists to do odd jobs to make a buck until the next big break. Author Fran Lebowitz drove a taxi and still owns her vintage checkered cab....