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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
‘Memory’ a distilling look at one survivor’s experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The venue for the the screening of 'Memory' has been changed from College Hall to the Power Center on Forbes Avenue, on the Duquesne University Campus.) Howard Chandler remembers we...
Metro Briefs
Feb 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle has added two new writers to its blogosphere. “ The Beet-Eating Heeb ” is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to...
House Bill would mandate Holocaust education in Pennsylvania schools
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Brendan Boyle is planning to introduce legislation requiring Pennsylvania public and nonpublic schools to provide Holocaust and genocide education in their curricula.  “I think it is, fr...
JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...
Rollercoaster relationship between Zionism, Tinsel Town on upswing
by Danielle Berrin
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In...
The Jewish retail giant and the black community
by Stephen Whitfield
JointMedia News Service
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast wit...
JCC loses close call to Pittsburgh Project; drops in GPIBL standings
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In a game in which every second counted, Jonathan Blue of Pittsburgh Project hit a buzzer-beating two-point shot to defeat the JCC, Thursday, Feb. 2, by a score of 51-49. While Ben Katz of the JCC ...
Youlus pleads guilty, admits in Torah fraud in federal court
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the Maryland rabbi who has referred to himself as the “Jewish Indiana Jones,” pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in New York last Thursday to mail and wire fraud. Youlu...
Beth Shalom, Rodef Shalom rabbis call for cooperation in ‘white paper’
by Lee Chorttiner
Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The religious leaders of Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have drafted an historic “white paper,” which spells out an unprecedented level of cooperation between the two worship communities. In the whit...
A Jewish presence continues in this jungle land
by Ben G. Frank
For the Chronicle
Feb 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
You don’t have to take the “Road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play,” to find the Jews of Burma, a country where little has changed since British colonial times over a half century ago. Fly ...