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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where almost $1.1 million will be used to redevelop the former home of the iconic Poli’s re...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Metro Briefs March 20
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Giant Eagle and Field Trip Factory announce the Giant Eagle Health & Wellness School Giveaway during the month of March. This contest coincides with National Nutrition Month and serves as a tie-in ...
Kater promotes healthy living while eschewing anti-obesity drives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-obesity campaigns are counterproductive, according to Kathy Kater, a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders. She thinks the focus should be on good health, not on size. Kater, who wi...
Temple Ohav Shalom hires new rabbi — Bryna Milkow of New Hampshire
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
After an almost yearlong search, Temple Ohav Shalom has hired a new permanent spiritual leader. Rabbi Bryna Milkow will officially start on July 15, serving the Allison Park congregation of 176 fam...
Forward editor, panel parse lessons learned from FSU
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Against the backdrop of Russia’s interference in Crimea’s pending separation from Ukraine and word of anti-Semitic acts on the rise in the region, Gal Beckerman, the opinion editor of The Jewish Da...
Five-part ‘Story of the Jews’ premieres on PBS
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s impossible to tell the story of the Jews in five hours, but Simon Schama comes pretty close. Schama, a British historian, documentarian and contributing editor to the Financial Times, is the h...
From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Metro Briefs March 13
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wired $25,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to provide immediate assistance to the Ukrainian Jewish community. The amount represents ...