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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 | 1 1 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 ...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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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Despite critics, Community Scorecard project hopes to identify major trends
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The results are in, and according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard project, slightly more than half of Jewish Pittsburghers are neither natives nor were raised here, but they’ve been he...
Teens’ memorial: Sorrow, respect carry the day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 600 people gathered at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week to mourn the deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, whose bodies were found more than two weeks...
Despite Hamas rocket attacks, summer trips to the Jewish state continue
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
William Friedlander, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, is getting excited about his upcoming trip to Israel with NCSY, an Orthodox Jewish youth group. He leaves for Israel next week, and it ...




New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Three-hundred and sixty-five days of artistry will come to life when generosity meets art at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall unveiling on Sunday, July 20. After a year of worki...
Metro Briefs July 3
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Senator John Heinz History Center , in preparation for an upcoming World War II exhibit opening in the spring of 2015, is seeking artifacts from the Jewish Welfare Board’s “Y Canteen” that oper...
Newly arrived Grilliance provides homemade recipe for success
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a new haunt for kosher carnivores. Grilliance, located at 2118 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, is both a restaurant and full-service caterer. Although situated in the former site of Aaron an...
Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
More than $23 million in grants for 2014 were approved last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board of directors. The grants will help fund a variety of organizations and progra...
Small group has taken over PCUSA on issue of divestment, says pastor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterians’ recent vote to divest from three American companies doing   business in Israel came as no surprise to the Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.   ...
Community to hold memorial service
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the community join together in mourning with the people of Israel following the announcement of the tragic deaths of the kidnapped Israeli teens, Naf...
Symons, other clergy fined $500, but community service already served
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai and seven other local clergy were fined a total of $500 for charges associated with their Feb. 27 arrest for blocking the entrance to the University of Pittsburgh M...