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Pittsburgh’s Chabad House on Campus celebrates 28 years of building local relationships
Twenty-eight years after its inception, Chabad House on Campus Pittsburgh welcomed colleagues and friends last week for an evening of celebration. “Tonight is not a showcase of what Chabad House on...
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Despite challenges, converts feel embraced by community
Susan Sofayov, who was not born Jewish, nonetheless always had a “fascination” with Judaism, particularly Jews living in Israel and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. “The more I learned about the reli...
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Shofar blowers blast humorous, telling tales
In the coming days Pittsburgh’s shofar blowers will gather across pews and pulpits, and while some may be plagued by irritated lips, the time for those blessed with hot air is now.   “It’s a joy, t...
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Apples & Honey Festival

Shalom Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, held its sixth annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson Playground in Schenley Park. Phot...
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It’s not your bubbie’s brisket
With the approach of the holiday season, the thoughts of Jews around the world turn to the longstanding traditions of their ancestors: repentance, teshuvah and, of course, food. But while the carni...
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He’s just an actor, but Richard Schiff seeks ‘West Wing’ purity
Richard Schiff is well remembered for the role he memorialized on “The West Wing,” White House communications director Toby Ziegler, whose integrity and passion for justice helped television’s Pres...
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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
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Metro Briefs January 16
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host the Winter Institute for Temple Youth (WINSTY), a social action weekend from Jan. 17 to 19. More than 112 teens from across the state, including 35 from Pittsburgh and West V...
‘Fanny Herself’ story of strong a woman who bucks times
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle is pleased to bring back Hilary Daninhirsch’s popular series, “Retro Reviews.” Throughout 2014, Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books by noted authors in literar...
Elsner: with Hamas, Hezbollah on defensive, time ripe for peace
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Alan Elsner was Executive Director for the Americas while at The Israel Project. The story in the Jan. 9 Chronicle gave his title incorrectly. His title has been corrected in the st...
Federation seeking volunteers for Fundfest 2014
by Staff and releases
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The 20th Fundfest, the annual phonathon by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit its Annual Campaign, will run from Sunday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 30, and volunteers are n...
Local YJ teens spend break doing community service in N.O., L.A.
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens forfeited a winter break filled with sleeping in and lounging around the house, for a week immersed in tikkun olam, helping the homeless and poverty stricken in Los Angeles and...
Metro Briefs January 9
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva Schools is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The annual Yeshiva Dinner is slated for Monday, March 10, 6 p.m., at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown. Judy Wein, co-found...
John M. Wolf, Sr. was a major benefactor of JCC, camps for half a century
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf, Sr., a generous Pittsburgh philanthropist who was involved in virtually every red-letter development of the Jewish Community Center and its camp program since the 1960s, died Monday, ...
World War II memorial has Jewish influence
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s new World War II Memorial, which was dedicated last month at its site on North Shore Drive, and has Jewish influence from inception to design to content, almost didn’t happen. Thirteen...
Meet the Jewish matchmaker-in-chief
by Beth Kissileff/JNS.org
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match—even adopt a dog. In an interview from her home in Pittsburgh Weinberg, the matchmaker who co-founded the Jewish dating website SawYouAtSinai.com (SYA...
Cold Stone goes kosher in Squirrel Hill
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Cold Stone Creamery, an ice cream shop at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill, has been certified kosher by the Vaad Harabanim of Pittsburgh. Members of the Vaad’s kashrut comm...