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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
Jewish campaign workers connect with candidates, campaigns, communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This cycle’s overexposure of presidential candidates has fostered innate familiarity with the remaining choices. Less apparent to many voters are myriad volunteers supporting each campaign. Jewish ...
Speaking out: Candidates target Chronicle readers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In advance of the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, The Jewish Chronicle reached out to all presidential, senatorial and attorney general candidates and asked them to respond to questions of interest ...
GoFigure! An action toy that looks exactly like you
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Bryan Ghingold was a sixth-grader growing up in Wilkes-Barre, he sliced open his thumb while attempting to customize a Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars figure to resemble one of his friends who liv...
Even after so many innings, Frankel is still in the game
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 29th straight year, Randy Frankel will take his spot behind the backstop at Stan Lederman Field in Pittsburgh’s iconic Frick Park. When Squirrel Hill Baseball begins its season this week, F...
Beth Samuel celebrates past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
When Beth Samuel Jewish Center was incorporated in 1914, the United States was still engaged in armed conflict with Native Americans, noted Karen Beaudway. “That’s how long ago it was,” said Beaudw...
Rabbis expand the Passover menu — but will Conservative Jews bite?
by David Holzel and Toby Tabachnick
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
On Passover, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be passing on the beans and rice. Greenbaum, spiritual leader of the Conservative Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, said he wouldn’t take advantage of ...
Metro Briefs April 14
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Now in its 31st year, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s 2015-16 Waldman International Arts and Writing Award competition will recognize all winners at a reception to view the winning entries and...