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Cheryl Klein’s journey to rabbi: ‘It’s never too late’
Cheryl Klein took “a more circuitous path” to rabbinic ordination than your typical rabbi. Klein, 59, who has been the lay cantor at Congregation Dor Hadash since 1986, has been involved with many ...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 23
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s SteelTree Fund will give three organizations a total of $13,875 in fourth-round 2015–16 funding: Community Day School (CDS), the Friendship Circle and Chab...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Over 70 students converge in Pittsburgh for Israel advocacy weekend
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
At Hiram College in northeast Ohio, a student population of just over 1,000 means there aren’t too many Jews coming to the events held by the school’s recently re-launched Hillel. But student presi...
‘The Rise of David Levinsky’
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: In “Retro Reviews,” Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch begins a yearlong series in which she will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perh...
Sports writer turns to ritual to make Steelers XLV prediction
by Jonathan Mayo
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Am I the only one seeing this? I can’t believe that numerologists haven’t made the connection before. As if I needed to paint any clearer lines between the Jewish people and American sport. Four qu...
Ohav Shalom member builds model Lionel train railroad
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Neal Schorr has been working on the railroad all the livelong day, and even some nights and weekends, for many years. He is the builder, conductor and engineer of a model railroad based on the Midd...
Jews celebrate Steelers in educational, creative ways
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve left your house or turned on the television in the last two weeks, you know: Pittsburgh’s going to the Super Bowl. But while huge portions of Pittsburghers — and, surely, much of the coun...
The ring’s the thing: Ex-Steeler Randy ‘The Rabbi’ Grossman recalls glory days
by Ron Kaplan
New Jersey Jewish News
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- For ex-Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Randy Grossman, being nicknamed "The Rabbi" was inevitable. “The fellow who pretty much nicknamed everyone was Dwight White, who recently pass...
Collection of Saul Bellow letters may be outdated, but worth a read
by Morton I. Teicher
For the Chronicle
Jan 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
In these days of electronic communication by computer, this giant collection of Saul Bellow's letters is a dinosaur. Unfortunately, publications such as these now join the ranks of relics along wit...
Class is in session: And not just for kids; parents are learning, too
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish parents’ traditional role in their children’s religious school education has always been to drop them off at the doors of the synagogue, and to pick them up two hours later. As that role...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host members of local congregations, Friday, Feb. 11, 9 p.m., following Sabbath services, to pay tribute to the memory of composer-singer Debbie Friedman. The tribute marks the en...
Book recounts rabbi’s talks with fallen pop icon Michael Jackson
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had more in common with Michael Jackson than you might expect. Sure, one is a religious leader famous for his books, television appearances and statements regarding relationsh...