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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over th...
With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
by Tom Tugend, JTA
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Metro Briefs March 12
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning, a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will begin a four-week Memory Training Program for older adults over age 60 in the conference room at Temple David in Monroevil...
Pittsburgh’s patron leaves behind legacy of giving
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Ira Gordon, Pittsburgh’s dedicated patron and celebrated philanthropist, passed away March 2 of complications from surgery. He was 92. For nearly nine decades, Gordon observed life with particular ...
In Jewish community, genetic screenings can be a matter of life and death
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 25 percent of Ashkenazi Jews in Pittsburgh are carriers of a genetic mutation for at least one of 19 recessive genetic diseases prevalent among Jews of Eastern European descent. That was ...
For many students, in-depth Israeli experience is the way to go
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Danielle Peckman loved being a tourist on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip in December 2012 — her first visit to the Jewish state — but she knew upon her return to Pittsburgh that she wanted somethi...
Unified message in Washington presses Israel’s case
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
As one who constantly pores over news of Israel and keeps abreast of nuances and changes in Middle East politics, Lou Weiss found himself among good company at the American Israel Public Affairs Co...
Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
by Michael Fox, Special to the Chronicle
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
by Neal Gendler
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...