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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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Journalist: Jewish agencies must re-examine youth donor models
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish philanthropy is changing to reflect its evolving donor base and reach untapped givers, Jacob Berkman said, but those changes must go deeper. In an interview with the Chronicle during his rec...
Pittsburgh area celebrates Israel’s birthday
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The regional Jewish community, from Squirrel Hill to Wheeling, turned out in force Tuesday night to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 63rd Independence Day. (Watch the video) The festivities, held...
Israelis recalling the Holocaust victims on Yom Hashoa
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May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel's busiest highway on Holocaust Remembrance Day comes to a standstill.
Liberation and Hope
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Survivors recall moment of freedom at Yom Hashoa service  
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The six Holocaust survivors who shared their stories Monday at the annual Yom Hashoa Program in Squirrel Hill all did the same thing without exception. They ended their talks by listing the number ...
Jewish Pittsburgh artist wins international prize, to make prints in China for exhibition
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Leslie Golomb never wins anything, not even a Bingo game. But it seems the Jewish Pittsburgh artist’s fortune has changed — and in a big way. Golomb will embark next week for an all-expense paid tr...
Pittsburghers reflect on bin Laden’s death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Stuart Hoffman was at an economics conference in the Marriott World Trade Center, next to the Twin Towers, on Sept. 11, 2001, when the planes hit and the buildings burst into flames. The chief econ...
Israeli scientist uses MRI technology to protect pure water, detect threats
by Jennifer Manning
For the Chronicle
May 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Below the Earth’s surface, water — perhaps our most precious resource — is stored in geological formations called aquifers. “It’s important to know that more than 95 percent of the Earth’s accessib...
Could Pitt’s Corey Baker make it big in the Big Leagues?
by Jonathan Mayo
Apr 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish baseball players have grown accustomed, over the years, to being recognized for their heritage by a community extremely excited and aware about any members rising through the ranks. Major le...
Helène Aylon views Judaism through a feminist lens at the Warhol
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews love to interpret Judaism — just take a look at the rabbinical commentary in the Mishna and Gemara, or take a seat at a Shabbat table any Friday night. Since the mid-1990s, New York artist Hel...