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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 | 8 8 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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Terror in Jaffa hits home for local students in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory Steinberg was in Israel last week with a group of M.B.A.  students from Carnegie Mellon University when he got the news that Taylor Force, a 29-year old former U.S. Army officer and Vanderbilt...





Forbidden Holocaust-era music revived in communal tribute
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 80 years after the rumblings of the Holocaust stifled the musical compositions of a generation, the era’s silenced scores were revived in Oakland, all in tribute to the quarter-century de...
When it comes to culling deer population, Jews in Mt. Lebanon hold dear to ideals
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The deer are pretty much everywhere in Mt. Lebanon. They travel in packs around parking lots and across streets; they graze through flower and vegetable gardens, leaving only bare stems and stubs i...



Yeshiva girls celebrate discovery through play’s production
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Some say that art imitates life, and others say that life imitates art. Either way, it is hard to ignore the parallels between the plot of “Can You Imagine?” — the original play staged this week at...
‘Ruby of Cochin’ provides firsthand look at bygone era of India’s Jews
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Indian Jewish community remains largely unfamiliar to modern Jews; it was therefore quite a surprise to have discovered “Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Woman Remembers,” a memoir by Ruby Daniel. Dan...
Purim roundup
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom Congregation , Fox Chapel. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Games, food, children’s activities, jump house, hamantaschen. Megillah reading on Wednesday, March 23 ...
Metro Briefs March 10
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha i s hosting “A Need for a Special Shabbat” on Saturday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. at 5898 Wilkins Ave. This service, which is open to all, celebrates the members of the special...
At 101 and 99, ‘the best is yet to come’ in this loving relationship
by By Jack Markowitz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
He’s 101, she is 99 going on 100 – and they’ve been dating for 11 years. How’s that for the enduring spirit of romance? Susan Lindenbaum and Ellis Gusky are native Pittsburghers who attended the sa...
Posner family continues tradition of giving with $5M gift to CMU
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Posner family of Pittsburgh recently gave $5 million to Carnegie Mellon University. The gift, made in memory of Helen and Henry Posner Jr., will create at least five undergraduate scholarships ...
Change in defense helps JCC win GPIBL championship
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With concentrated ball movement and a midgame defensive realignment, the Jewish Community Center defeated Urban Pathways, 63-43, in the Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League championship...