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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hour of Discovery gives Jewish public school children lessons in heritage, tradition
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their ...
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‘Israel needs us’ is the call from Reform scholar Rabbi Yoffie
From a podium in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Eric Yoffie discussed religious life in Israel. For Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the topic is quite fam...
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The plight of Israel’s struggling Arab minority comes to Pittsburgh
While there is no question that there remains a disparity between the status of Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, the government of Israel, together with the help of some North American partners, ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 13
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
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Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
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Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition
by Ronen Shnidman
JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier t...
The top kosher wines of 2012
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to the life of a kosher wine taster. In the New York City offices of The Jewish Week , in late January and early February, eight wine connoisseurs made their way through 242 bottles of kosh...
Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
by Staff and releases
Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...
Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
NCJW appoints new executive director
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section has appointed Mindy Schwartz-Hedges as its new executive director. “We are at a pivotal time in the history of women,” Schwartz-Hedges said in a...
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Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Shefa Gold, a Jewish Renewal Leader , author and recording artist, will conduct a weekend of chanting workshops and services in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 1. “Liberation & Love,” as the week...
Pittsburgh Jewish community represented at funeral for victims of Toulouse shooting
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey H. Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, represented the Pittsburgh community at the funeral in Israel for the victims of the Toulouse shooting, acc...
Schwartz hopes to find more women to run for Congress
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to getting women into politics, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz believes Pennsylvania has a long way to go. It is one of 24 states never to have a woman as governor. It currently has no wo...
JCC to hold 18th Annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Mar 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 18th annual Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for all ages Sunday, March 25. Adults will play from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; youth from...
Hundreds have a share in newest Kollel Torah
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Kagan said the newest Torah to soon serve the Kollel Jewish Learning Center was commissioned much the same way a synagogue is — one piece at a time. Rather than ask one well-to do-famil...