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Pittsburgh’s Chabad House on Campus celebrates 28 years of building local relationships
Twenty-eight years after its inception, Chabad House on Campus Pittsburgh welcomed colleagues and friends last week for an evening of celebration. “Tonight is not a showcase of what Chabad House on...
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Despite challenges, converts feel embraced by community
Susan Sofayov, who was not born Jewish, nonetheless always had a “fascination” with Judaism, particularly Jews living in Israel and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. “The more I learned about the reli...
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Shofar blowers blast humorous, telling tales
In the coming days Pittsburgh’s shofar blowers will gather across pews and pulpits, and while some may be plagued by irritated lips, the time for those blessed with hot air is now.   “It’s a joy, t...
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Apples & Honey Festival

Shalom Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, held its sixth annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson Playground in Schenley Park. Phot...
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It’s not your bubbie’s brisket
With the approach of the holiday season, the thoughts of Jews around the world turn to the longstanding traditions of their ancestors: repentance, teshuvah and, of course, food. But while the carni...
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He’s just an actor, but Richard Schiff seeks ‘West Wing’ purity
Richard Schiff is well remembered for the role he memorialized on “The West Wing,” White House communications director Toby Ziegler, whose integrity and passion for justice helped television’s Pres...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Archives
1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Touring the world is a balancing act
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Najimy’s message is loud and clear: ‘Give a damn’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The world would be very different if women were in charge, according to Kathy Najimy. The actress, feminist and human rights activist did not mince words last week as she delivered the keynote addr...
While tackling Trump, Clinton reminds us, ‘We are all Americans’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillary Clinton had planned to speak about rectifying economic inequality, building infrastructure and the value of unions at her Pittsburgh rally Tuesday, but her address took a different tack in ...
Rabbi Henry, Rodef Shalom step forward for Orlando victims
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sharyn Henry of Rodef Shalom Congregation joined Mayor Bill Peduto and members of the Pittsburgh Clergy Consortium in a prayer vigil on Monday, June 13. The event, which was held outside of t...
Gerald Ostrow: a man of principle, devotion
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Prominent Jewish community leader Gerald “Jerry” S. Ostrow, who at one time held positions as diverse as chair of the Jewish Community Center, chair of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, chair of ...
All-male yoga and the quest for comfort
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
When I was assigned to cover all-male yoga at Shaare Torah Congregation last week, my initial thought was what to wear. As a runner, I have drawers of neon shirts promising both visibility and brea...
Metro Briefs June 9
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the community to celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a Pride Shabbat service on Friday, June 10.   All are welcome to attend a pre-oneg at 5:30 p.m. followed by the service at 6 p....
Spice up your Shavuot menu for a taste-tempting change
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Shavuot is approaching, and people’s palates anticipate tastes of favorite dairy dishes: blintzes and cheesecake, lasagna and ice cream or bagels and lox. But if you are bored with bagels, blasé ab...