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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
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...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
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FIDF makes heartfelt pitch to gather support in Pittsburgh
Seeking to expand its reach to the Steel City, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) brought its message of aiding Israeli soldiers and veterans to a 30-strong group in Squirrel Hill last wee...
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Foreign author shares familiar tales of daring and reflection
In a decorated home nestled between Squirrel Hill and Oakland, 20 people gathered to hear Howard Goldenberg, an Australian doctor, author and marathoner, share familial anecdotes alongside excerpts...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Center director resigns, takes animal welfare position
Joy Braunstein is pursuing greener pastures. Within days, Braunstein will officially resign as director of the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and become executive d...
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Metro Briefs January 15
Ronna Harris Askin is the new executive director of the Jewish Assistance Fund. She replaces retiring executive director Ellen Primis, who shaped the organization as its first executive director. P...
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Local Jewish teens win big in J-Serve T-shirt design contest
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh area teens, co-chairs of the local J-Serve teen committee, won the T-shirt design contest for J-Serve 2012. Ali Karsh and Jesse Irwin, respectively seniors at North Allegheny and Pit...
Rodef Shalom, Beth Shalom boards OK measure to unify their religious schools
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The boards of trustees for Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have approved a proposal that will continue the move to a unified religious school serving two of the largest congregations in western Pennsy...
Komen-Pittsburgh votes no confidence in national board
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Making a bold statement about the way its national organization is run, the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has approved a vote of no co...
Metro Briefs February 23
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Flo Mae Moravitz has established a gift in perpetuity in memory of her late husband, Stanley, that provides needs-based scholarships for Pittsburgh’s youth to travel in Israel. As part of a recent ...
Israel Peace Week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Students for Justice in Palestine — the well-funded student group that brought the play “I Heart Hamas” to the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 — will be bringing Israel Apartheid Week to the Pitt ...
JCC prepares for GPIBL playoffs
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC Boys’ Varsity Team defeated Urban Impact by a score of 49-47, Tuesday, Feb. 14, to finish their regular season on a high note. The win moved the JCC to 11-3 on the season and tied for the s...
‘Memory’ a distilling look at one survivor’s experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The venue for the the screening of 'Memory' has been changed from College Hall to the Power Center on Forbes Avenue, on the Duquesne University Campus.) Howard Chandler remembers we...
Metro Briefs
Feb 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle has added two new writers to its blogosphere. “ The Beet-Eating Heeb ” is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to...
House Bill would mandate Holocaust education in Pennsylvania schools
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Brendan Boyle is planning to introduce legislation requiring Pennsylvania public and nonpublic schools to provide Holocaust and genocide education in their curricula.  “I think it is, fr...
JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...