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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 | 12 12 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 a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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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
Cindy Shapira was elected chair of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this month. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established by statute...
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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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Metro Briefs July 14
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Smell of kosher food wafts across Squirrel Hill farmers market
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Sunday farmers market in Squirrel Hill, sandwiched between the coffee vendors, homemade jams and tables of fruits and vegetables, kosher-observant Jews can find a stall all for them. Chef.Ra...
American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A small synagogue, unused since the 1960s and hidden in a house on an unassuming street in Ponta Delgada — an island town in Portugal’s Azores islands — once again was filled with the sound of Shab...
This community force, honored by city for century of life, has never used a computer
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not every day that the City of Pittsburgh declares a day in your honor. But then again, it’s not every day that you reach the century mark, either. “This kid’s been around for 100 years,” said...
Jewish Allderdice grad is in the Navy now — and she’s loving every minute of it
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Ewall-Wice was pretty sure she wanted to be a flight officer when she entered the U.S. Naval Academy last summer as a plebe — an incoming freshman. But all that changed after she spent two w...
Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
by Linda Morel , Special to The Chronicle
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
Metro Briefs July 7
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, strong storms caused devastating flooding in West Virginia . At least 23 have been killed and thousands more have been displaced when river waters rose more than 27 feet in less than a da...
On the block again, former synagogue building might disappear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing the “For Sale” sign in front of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School on N. Negley Avenue conjures up some strong feelings for Maxine Horn — “none of them good.” It’s not tha...



Motor history and its connoisseurs coming to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Jaguars, Pintos and Mustangs are coming to Schenley Park. And for vintage car enthusiasts, the excitement is hard to tame. From July 8 to July 17, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host events...