facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where almost $1.1 million will be used to redevelop the former home of the iconic Poli’s re...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
Jul 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Penn State Hillel acquires site for new facility
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Hillel has acquired property in downtown State College for the construction of a new center for Jewish student life. The site of the future center — the corner of Beave...
CMU Film Fest focuses on Jewish migration with 'Separations'
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrea Seligmann Silva’s mother, Edith, was only 3 when her parents boarded the last boat out of Nazi Germany in 1939. Decades later, Silva, then living in Europe, and her four siblings were reunit...
Samuel Rosenberg's students' work collected in new exhibition
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
That artist Samuel Rosenberg could have been a star had he moved to New York in the early 1900s is a common belief among local fans and critics. But had he left Pittsburgh, it’s hard to say whether...
Minadeo gets 'Listening Library' thanks to bat mitzva project
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
What began as a bat mitzva project four years ago for Ellis School student Becca Lerman has evolved into a Listening Library for second-graders at Pittsburgh Minadeo. Lerman, who is now a sophomore...
Farrakhan to appear at AWC despite anti-Semitic record
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2011 | 16 16 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Minister Louis Farrakhan has two faces. To the black community he’s a champion of black causes such as empowering husbands and fathers through his Million Man March and strengthening the nuclear bl...
Israeli among dead, Chabad House destroyed in New Zealand quake
by JTA
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- An Israeli backpacker is among the dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 65 people are reported dead and many buildings...
Collecting Lincoln: The making of a national treasure
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Feb 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- On Presidents Day, while remembering Washington and Lincoln, perhaps take a minute as well for Stern. Little known outside of bibliophiles and Civil War buffs, one of the greatest pr...
/view/full_story/11499827/article-11499827?instance=news_special_coverage_right_column
Feb 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a physician and peace activist whose three daughters were killed during the fighting in Gaza, will be speaking about his new book, “I Shall not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey...
Jews in Cranberry Township start to organize themselves
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
First, there was the JCC. Now, there’s the CCJ. That’s the abbreviation for the newly formed and unofficially named Cranberry Community Jews. Co-founders Jack Cohen and Michael Berman were childhoo...
Food Pantry receives $1.5 million endowment
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Just about four months after the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry’s move into a larger facility, the $1.5 million endowment from Jewish community members Eric C. Cooper and Naomi Weisberg Siegel...