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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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Archives
Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
by Howard Blas, JTA
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CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
by Michael Fox, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...
Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
In the fast lane: Area swim coach to compete in European Maccabi Games
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Skirboll is a busy man. He coaches swimming at a dizzying list of local schools and pools, including Oakland Catholic, Central Catholic, Pine-Richland Aquatics, the Fox Chapel Racquet Club and ...
Dream job with Penguins keeps this hockey fan ‘skating’ hard
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Andi Perelman grew up in Pittsburgh with a Canadian father, so it’s only natural that she would watch lots of hockey and love it. That she’s managed to make a career out of watching hockey games is...
Diverse photo exhibit challenges Western view of Middle East women
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Female identity, both perceived and self-defined, is a complicated enough concept when explored in the context of a familiar culture. Add the dimension of a society that Westerners know largely thr...
At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jul 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...




Almost forgotten blues legend puts future in hands of Pittsburgher
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sruli Broocker first heard blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane, on Pandora Radio, roughly a year ago, he was floored. Broocker, a Pittsburgher who is one of the three creative Lubavitch minds behind...
Metro Briefs July 16
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zionist Organization of America – Pittsburgh District is hosting a program entitled “Partitioning Palestine: The Historical Background of the Two State Idea,” presented by Alexander Orbach on T...