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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Chillent hits high note with James Street debut
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Chillent and its musical Jewish soul stew warmed the city’s North Side last Saturday night. The ethnically infused band, with musicians from Pittsburgh’s Lubavitch Jewish community, debuted at Jame...
Metro Briefs January 7
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh will have a program featuring Nery Ramati on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Library on Forbes Avenue. Ramati is an Israeli human rights lawyer wh...
For families struggling with childhood illness, Chai Lifeline is a best friend
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When Molly May’s 11-month-old son was diagnosed with kidney cancer, the family was living in New Jersey. Despite in-patient treatments, multiple daylong stays and the overall stress that the Mays f...
Hundreds of Jewish teens descend on Baltimore for annual USY convention
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 700 Jewish teens packed the rooms of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31 for United Synagogue Youth’s 65th Annual International Convention. The event’s theme was “Th...
An Israel program for high schoolers that has it all
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It almost sounds too good to be true: an all-expenses paid, three- or four-year high school education in Israel, available to Jewish students from virtually all over the world. But it is true. Naal...
Intimate, personal connections feed photographer Lange’s passion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
George Lange has photographed the Obamas. He has photographed Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together. And he has photographed myriad celebrities from Jerry Seinfeld to Donald Trump to Sophia Loren. But...
Metro Briefs December 31
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee will hold a program on “Palestinians and the Peace Process” featuring Grant Rumley, research analyst, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, on Tues...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories from 2015
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
As we look back on 2015, the staff of The Jewish Chronicle has picked its Top 10 stories of the past year. Appearing in chronological order, the choices offer a snapshot of the award-winning journa...
Origin of funeral visitation unknown; practice controversial
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Read an obituary announcing a Jewish funeral in Pittsburgh, and you will see something that is absent in most other communities: the publication of a time for “visitation,” usually an hour before t...
Mitzvah Days
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost 1,100 volunteers did good deeds throughout Greater Pittsburgh by participating in the Jewish Federation Volunteer Center’s 15th annual Mitzvah Day. This year, Mitzvah Day volunteers served o...