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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 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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...
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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 | 25 25 comments | 23 23 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 | 24 24 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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Program gives voice to those who can’t vote
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Amidst the blaring chimes, dings and electronic noise of a popular arcade, kids managed to give voice to a process in which they are notably silent. For the 130 Jewish children gathered at Dave & B...
Young artist to be showcased at South Side store
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Teddy Caplan began taking art classes when he was just 4 years old. And by the time he finished middle school, he knew that he wanted to be a professional artist. Now, the soft-spoken 16-year-old S...


Kennedy in McKeesport generates ‘fond’ memories
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
The ballot boxes may be closed, but the president still remains on many people’s minds. No, not that one — on the eve of the election, five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy visited McKeesport...
Pittsburgh shows its pride at the JFNA General Assembly
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
It was hard to miss the Pittsburgh contingent at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly Sunday night, waving their Terrible Towels and cheering with robust hometown enthusiasm a...
Three Rivers debuts quintessential Pittsburgh story
by Iris M. Samson, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s a film by a Pittsburgher, about a Pittsburgher, partially shot in Pittsburgh,” Eddie Rosenstein says of his movie, “The Freedom to Marry,” which kicks off this year’s Three Rivers Film Festiv...
Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
Shakespeare’s Jew comes to Pittsburgh
by Simone Shapiro
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
For more than 400 years, since “The Merchant of Venice” was written, readers and audiences have been debating the question: Is this play anti-Semitic? This question was raised and discussed again, ...
Squirrel Hill Baseball and city look to improve Lederman Field
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from the Squirrel Hill Baseball Association (SHBA) met with City Councilman Corey O’Connor last month to discuss improvements to Stan Lederman Field at Frick Park. According to Bria...
Metro Briefs November 11
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
“Barney and Ike: A Tale of Two-and-a-half Secretaries at the Homestead Hebrew Congregation” will be presented by Tammy Hepps on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Helfant Chapel at Congregation...
Argentine rabbi and friend of Pope Francis joins local interfaith dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Email is a funny thing. “Imagine you turn on your phone,” said Rabbi Abraham Skorka to several hundred attendees at the Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. You scroll down a...