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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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‘Axe’ loved sports, but for the longtime Post-Gazette reporter, family always came first
by Jamar Thrasher, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
In his last story for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, beloved University of Duquesne fan and sportswriter Phil Axelrod wrote about the victory the Duquesne Dukes basketball team had over Abilene Chris...
Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Metro Briefs January 29
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The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
Metro Briefs January 22
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Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
War of words takes Jewish theater world by storm
by Suzanne Pollak
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of arts professionals are speaking out on behalf of Ari Roth, the celebrated artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s Theater J who was fired last month by his employer...
‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...