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A few minutes of care can prevent a lifetime of regret
The tragedy of seven children dying in a fire in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week has drawn attention to some Jewish practices in observing Shabbat and holidays. Rabbinical and community leaders in Pitts-...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Levin, matriarch of Levin Furniture, provided comfort to those in need
Sally Levin, a woman whose generosity imparted comfort much like the furniture she sold, lost her battle with colon cancer on Saturday, March 7. She was 88. For years, Levin worked alongside her hu...
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Israeli cutting-edge medical startups wow Pittsburgh business, medical communities
What Jewish teen hasn’t said to himself or herself, “I want to find a cure for cancer,” or, “I want to invent something that will help people,” or simply, “I want to make the world a better place.”...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
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Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
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AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Jewish genetic disease screening postponed
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the impending storm predicted for Tuesday, Oct. 30, and the Philadelphia partners' travel difficulties, the Jewish genetic disease screening to has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at ...
Israeli ecologist speaks at temples; rain garden created at Temple Sinai
by Lee Chottiner and Toby Tabachnick, Chronicle Staff
Oct 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Cicelsky wants to create more than just sustainable communities; he wants to create cradle-to-cradle sustainable communities. And he wants to make Israel a center of the sustainability movemen...
NA’AMAT’s Weiner Center in Karmiel expanding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When NA’AMAT USA National President Elizabeth Raider visited Karmiel this past summer, she liked what she saw. Raider, who together with her husband lived in Pittsburgh’s sister city in the Jewish ...
Jewish painter uses famous artist’s style to express ‘Jewishness’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
It might be fair to describe Deborah Kass as a 21st-century, Jewish feminist Andy Warhol. The artist, who has the chutzpa to substitute her own face for that of Elizabeth Taylor in her Warhol-inspi...
Hoffman to youth: Pound on the doors of leaders, demand Jewish experiences
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Hoffmann wants to have a conversation about the future of the Jewish people. And he’s willing to go to great lengths to have it. “One of the reasons I was willing to get on a plane and fly 13 ...
Donsky announces 2014 retirement from Temple Ohav Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Art Donsky, longtime spiritual leader of Temple Ohav Shalom in Allison Park, has announced that he will retire from the congregation by June 30, 2014. While Donsky has no firm plans post-reti...
Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth has Jewish Pittsburgh ties
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Chester Spatt always had a feeling that his friend and colleague, Alvin E. Roth, might someday win a Nobel Prize for his work. That day has finally come. The Nobel Committee announced last week Rot...
Rodef Shalom to host program on campaign civility … or lack thereof
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to civility in political campaigns, Rabbi Scott Aaron finds the lack of it to be “appalling.” So when Rodef Shalom approached him this year to help develop a new model for its twice-a...
PAJC program cancelled for Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee's Nov. 1 Christian-Jewish Dialogue is cancelled. The group will host a special topic discussion Thursday, Nov. 8.
Metro Briefs October 25
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service , along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Labor Zionist Educat...