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Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
Community member to lead University Honors College
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Brian Primack was recently named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College. Attaining the deanship, which officially began July ...
Pittsburgh ‘kid’ receives international award
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Four decades after he first directed the sports and recreation program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Lenny Silberman was honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of F...
PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
Donald Robinson, 91, Pittsburgh community leader
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Robinson, a man who kept crossing seas long after being a sailor, died on June 25 in Boca Raton, Fla. The philanthropic communal leader was 91. Gifted with an eye to perceive, Robinson, a li...
Metro Briefs July 7
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Performing Arts campers are “All Shook Up” as they rehearse for upcoming performances of the musical, based on the 1957 hit Elvis Presley song of the same name. “All Shook Up, Jr.” is this year’s p...





NCJW Pittsburgh’s new leader has full slate already
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Cristina Ruggiero is now leading the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section. Since June 19, the Squirrel Hill resident and former University of Pittsburgh administrator has overseen th...
Aaron Loether, University of Delaware graduate student, dies at 28
by Rachel Winikov, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Loether, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh native and Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, died June 20 after a riptide carried him away from shore in Costa Rica, where he was v...
Garden Sizzler is a super summer supper
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Mujaddara without meat is a poor man’s plate. Sprinkle some kibbeh on it and you get both a historically Eastern dish and the appetizer at the NCSY Garden Sizzler. The annual summer soiree, which b...