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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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Israel’s Philly consulate to stay put
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Consulate General in Philadelphia will remain open. The Jerusalem Post, reported Oct. 11 that Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin said the Philadelphia consulate could be close...
DNA revolutionizing genealogy, Dardashti says
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Due to an editing error, the print version of this story read as though the Rabbi William Sajowitz Endowment Fund Weekend had already happened. In fact, it begins Friday, Dec. 13 Th...
Cranberry menorah lighting a first for fledgling community there
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It was fitting that a Festival of Lights celebration illuminated the emerging Jewish community of Cranberry, a community that had been all but invisible to Jewish Pittsburgh until recently. Members...
In Jeb Feldman’s Braddock, past and future converge in the present
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At the edge of Braddock, three stories above an unrecognizable building, Jeb Feldman has a comprehensive view of the borough. Outside his window is an unpaved gravel lot. In it, are two large piece...
Metro Briefs December 12
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sharyn Henry brought a fundraising campaign for a 13-year-old lightning strike victim to Pittsburgh last week, encouraging Jews across the area to light blue candles for the eighth night of C...
Sephardic Torah debuts at Shaare Torah minyan
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Sephardic minyan at Shaare Torah Congregation marked another milestone this past Shabbat when its worshippers read from a Torah scroll contained within a traditional Sephardic case. Some 25...
Morgantown Chabad to close on $1.2M purchase of house near WVU
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last six years, the living room in the small, Morgantown, W. Va., home of Rabbi Zalman Gurevitz and his wife, Hindy, has been packed with up to 35 guests each Friday night. Mostly students ...
California filmmaker makes short film about sister at Riverview
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Lois Perelman first began to require supplemental oxygen because of emphysema, about 10 years ago, she was reluctant to be seen in public with her tank in tow. Consequently, she found herself ...
JHF-Israeli partnership reaps gains in medical knowledge
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2009, Pittsburgh’s health care industry has learned a lot from Israel. And vice versa. Thanks to a multidimensional partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel, both Pitts...
South Hills man to mark 100th pint of donated blood with drive
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When Warren Sufrin rolls up his sleeve on Dec.15, he will be doing much more than just donating a pint of blood. He will be responsible for the donation of 100 pints of blood that day, the result o...