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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Frankel: Women lawmakers should take lead on assault weapons ban bill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the Pennsylvania Legislature will take up gun control next year, lawmakers promise, and the Jewish community will join the debate. State Rep. Dan Frankel, who ...
Meyers Plumbing and Heating closes; 110 years run by same Jewish family
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Meyers Plumbing and Heating, a Jewish-owned business that spanned four generations over 110 years, has ceased operation. Its last day was Friday, Dec. 21. The family recently sold the real estate t...
Exceptional People Auxiliary seeks help in expanding its reach to others
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For Arthur Spiegel, it was not enough that 25 Jewish adults with special needs joined together for a post-Chanuka luncheon, complete with music and gift bags, at Congregation Beth Shalom Tuesday, D...
Consolidation-cooperation leads stories of 2012
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
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by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
K-M sweeps Chooplah for Chanukah; wins game two
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Nothing can stop the visiting team from Karmiel-Misgav, but the Jewish Community Center came pretty close last Wednesday night. In the second of a two-game series, the JCC put up a solid effort aga...
Metro Briefs December 29
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center’s annual Melava Malka dinner will be held Feb. 16, 2013. This year's honorees are Dr. Dean and Chaya Pollack, who will receive the Shaul Kagan Legacy Award honorin...
Pittsburgh area athletes qualify for 2013 Maccabiah Games
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 20, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
This coming summer, two young, local athletes will travel to Israel to participate in a worldwide sporting event. Keaton Baum, of Fox Chapel, and Daniella Rabin, of Squirrel Hill, are headed to the...
Jewish Federation Mitzvah Day 2012 to Engage 650+
by Release
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On December 25, more than 650 local volunteers from the Jewish community will provide services at some 65 social service sites throughout Pittsburgh for the annual Mitzvah Day of the Jewish Federat...
JHF leaders talk health care issues at Korean conference
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish Healthcare Foundation leaders recently traveled to the Far East, where they traded opinions and knowledge on a range of health care issues, including perfecting patient care. JHF Preside...