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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 24 24 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...
Rollercoaster relationship between Zionism, Tinsel Town on upswing
by Danielle Berrin
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In...
The Jewish retail giant and the black community
by Stephen Whitfield
JointMedia News Service
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast wit...
JCC loses close call to Pittsburgh Project; drops in GPIBL standings
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
In a game in which every second counted, Jonathan Blue of Pittsburgh Project hit a buzzer-beating two-point shot to defeat the JCC, Thursday, Feb. 2, by a score of 51-49. While Ben Katz of the JCC ...
Youlus pleads guilty, admits in Torah fraud in federal court
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the Maryland rabbi who has referred to himself as the “Jewish Indiana Jones,” pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in New York last Thursday to mail and wire fraud. Youlu...
Beth Shalom, Rodef Shalom rabbis call for cooperation in ‘white paper’
by Lee Chorttiner
Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The religious leaders of Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have drafted an historic “white paper,” which spells out an unprecedented level of cooperation between the two worship communities. In the whit...
A Jewish presence continues in this jungle land
by Ben G. Frank
For the Chronicle
Feb 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
You don’t have to take the “Road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play,” to find the Jews of Burma, a country where little has changed since British colonial times over a half century ago. Fly ...
Jewish engineering student to make durable EVs in ’Burgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
Twins on autism spectrum to mark b’nai mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any Jewish mother, Jillian Zacks just always assumed that when the time came, her twins, Max and Paige Duhl, would celebrate their b’nai mitzva by leading services for their congregation. Whil...
Bubbe’s recipes
by Susie Davidson
JointMedia News Service
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...