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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Farrell Rubenstein — CPA, community leader — recognized by alma mater
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish inductees to the Allderdice Hall of Fame this year.) Longtime Pittsburgh CPA, Farrell Rubenstein, was one of five honorees...
Metro Briefs November 28
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Chris Herman has been named coordinator of Pittsburgh's Diller Teen Fellows program, a 15-month international leadership experience for Jewish teens. In his new position, Herman will recruit and se...
Diamond to perform interfaith weddings with TOL-OLS backing
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
After months of consideration, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha’s Rabbi Chuck Diamond, with the backing of his congregation, has decided to perform interfaith weddings. His first such wedding is set for Au...
Eisner sees JTA becoming ‘digital town square’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As far as David Eisner is concerned, JTA can be more than just the global news service of  the Jewish people. “I would like to see JTA become the digital town square where Jews of all religious, po...
Israeli artist tackles conflicting question in film trilogy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds gathered in the Carnegie Museum of Art last week for an evening with Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, and to see her artistic treatment of an unusual, perhaps controversial, topic. That top...
GA immersed North American Jews in Israeli political, cultural life
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas “Woody” Ostrow left the 82nd annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America with “a lot of optimism,” he said. Ostrow, the board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greate...




Halevi: Most Israelis are centrists, leaning left and right
by Staff Reports
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer and scholar Yossi Klein Halevi came to Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill Sunday to speak about his new book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem ...
Annual shluchim gathering like ‘spiritual shot in arm’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Howard Schapiro of Upper St. Clair is not a Chasidic Jew, but last week marked his third time in attendance at the annual International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries in New York. With n...
Holocaust Center exhibition ‘3 Perspectives’ to open Dec. 5
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is curating a traveling exhibition intended to foster understanding of the Shoah through art, narrative writing and history. The ...