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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
These are the submissions for this year's Chronicle Rosh Hashana cover contest.
Weil’s ‘Life with a Star’ pairs Holocaust reality with inspiring hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch
For the Chronicle
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Jiri Weil was one of the most remarkable Jewish writers that you’ve never heard of. Indeed, the Czechoslovakian-born author was underappreciated and relatively unknown outside of his native country...
Temple Sinai re-dedicates Barnett Chapel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It started its existence as a banquet hall in the mansion of a Pittsburgh industrial magnate. It graduated to a sanctuary where hundreds of Jews celebrated their b’nai mitzva or exchanged vows unde...
Photo exhibit pays tribute to Albanian Muslims
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When Norman Gershman told his friend, fellow photographer Stuart Huck, that he was traveling to Albania to shoot pictures of righteous people, Huck was happy to offer advice about what photographic...
Pro-Israel, pro-Palestine students share views at Pitt
by Abby Gordon
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Any program that can get young Jews and Palestinians to sit together under the same tent, then peacefully and respectfully discuss the issues that divide them, is arguably a darn good program. That...
Federation touts ‘Mega Mission’ at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, this was not your typical Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh annual meeting. Typical annual meetings aren’t planned around the theme of an international flight to Israel. Typical annual me...
Correction
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning also participated in the Pittsburgh Day of Giving, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4. The agency was unintentionally left off a list published in the Sept. 22 Chronicl...
Seeing God’s love
Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
by Rabbi Mike Werbow
Congregation Beth Shalom
Sep 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations! We have all made it to the first Shabbat of 5772. For the past week (or more) we have been wishing each other, “L’shana tova tikateyvu,” (may you be inscribed for a good year). Now...
Life with Tourette’s
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marc Elliot was a junior in high school, he got kicked off a Greyhound bus for shouting a racial epithet. Elliot did not blurt out the offensive term intentionally, but that incident may well ...
Still opens for the High Holy Days
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a continuing series of stories of synagogues that are outliving their congregations.) Amidst the stacks of papers covering the desk of John Katz at his real est...