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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New art, poetry exhibit with Holocaust themes opens in Strip
by Staff and Releases
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh opened its first fully self-curated exhibit, “3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand,” Thursday, Dec. 5 at Bar Marco/Union Hall...
Hooked on hummus
by Joshua Berkman, For the Chronicle
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Jews returning from experiences in Israel also return as hummus snobs — the mass-produced, packaged stuff sold in supermarkets (even Whole Foods) doesn’t cut it anymore. In fact, so strong wa...
‘The change we wish for’ Jewish, Arab Israelis start space center in Arab city Sakhnin
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As a pilot in the Israel Defense Forces, Asaf Brimer flew combat missions. When he left the army, he made a career for himself in the Israeli aerospace industry. But if Brimer learned anything from...
JWF to invest $10K in STEM opportunities for Yeshiva Girls’ School
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh is including a new initiative to support Yeshiva Girls School in its 2013-2014 grant awards. JWF awarded Yeshiva Girls School the maximum grant amoun...
Mohel sued over severe bris injury
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the story posted Thursday.) Parents of a baby boy say the child suffered a “catastrophic and life-changing injury” during his bris this past April, and...




Lazar completes term as WRJ president
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai member Lynn Magid Lazar concluded her four-year tenure as the president of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) at the 72nd URJ Biennial, which coincided with the WRJ 49th Assembly and Ce...
Sixty Pittsburghers attend URJ Biennial; session on J-JEP held
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“Audacious hospitality” was the motivating motto at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 72nd Biennial conference, which ran from Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 15, in San Diego. About 60 Pittsbu...
Metro Briefs December 19
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has added four new professionals to its staff. The new hires are Ilene Rinn, manager of human services, planning and allocations; Bradley Stamm, campaign ass...
Squirrel Hill man to scale COL steps 11 months after stroke
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 18, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Gillis has walked the city of Pittsburgh many times over. He has laced his shoes and headed out the door of his Squirrel Hill home, making his way up and down many hills. He has switched walk...
92nd St. Y broadcast gets stormy as irate panelist walks out
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When you put a conservative and liberal on stage at a political forum about Israel — with a centrist seated between them as a precautionary measure — there are bound to be some fireworks. And that’...