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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Keny Deren — teacher, Lubavitch matriarch — touched countless lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Keny Deren, the principal of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh for 30 years, and the matriarch of a prominent Lubavitch family, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, after suffering from a long illness. She was 83. D...
Greenbaum, Hecht sign long-term contracts at Beth El
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Determined to maintain the stability it has enjoyed for years, Beth El Congregation of the South Hills has entered into long-term employment contracts with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, its spiritual leade...
JCF to give $500K to Jewish Pittsburgh NPOs
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (JCF) is taking grant applications from local Jewish nonprofit organizations.  A total of $500,000 will be awarded, wi...
Reform teens gather in Pittsburgh for WINSTY weekend
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 100 Reform teens from across Pennsylvania and West Virginia lent a hand at local nonprofits this past weekend while sharpening their social justice skills. The activities were part of the...
Rodef Shalom Sisterhood Movie Night coming up
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom will screen “The Rape of Europa,” at its next Movie Night, Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in Levy Hall. “The Rape of Europa,” a 2007 award-winning documentary, explores ...
Jewish funerals use live streaming to reach more people
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In the digital age, people are using the new media every day to connect with each other — and with their deceased. That happened again on Jan. 8 when mourners of Fayth (Aronson) Berkowitz were able...
Jews come together during water emergency in West Virginia
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Pushkin has literally carried the water for the people of Charleston, W.Va. Since last Friday, the Charleston taxi driver and member of B’nai Jacob Synagogue has been using his van to lug c...
Rosenberg denies allegations contained in bris lawsuit
by Toby Tabachnick and Lee Chottiner, Chronicle Staff
Jan 15, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, a Pittsburgh mohel who was sued last month for allegedly causing an infant “a catastrophic and life-changing injury” during a 2013 bris, has filed his answer to the compl...
Rummage sale to benefit Jewish ALS patients
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
A Richland Township family is one of many that will benefit from a Jan. 26 rummage sale sponsored by Chabad of Fox Chapel to benefit families in the Jewish community affected by ALS. Stanley Nadule...
Sharon part of Israel’s greatest generation
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister who died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel, at age 85, will be remembered as one of the most prominent, powerful and divisive figur...