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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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FIDF makes heartfelt pitch to gather support in Pittsburgh
Seeking to expand its reach to the Steel City, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) brought its message of aiding Israeli soldiers and veterans to a 30-strong group in Squirrel Hill last wee...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
Metro Briefs September 25
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
Jewish Federation hails volunteers, celebrates community’s generosity and dedication
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Featuring videos highlighting a year of accomplishments and the dedication of volunteers and lay leaders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed hundreds of guests to the JCC in Squir...
Spirits rise at mass bread baking
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The social hall at Congregation Beth Shalom was transformed into a public bakery September 25, as the eight centers affiliated with Chabad of Western Pennsylvania hosted a challah baking workshop a...
Metro Briefs September 18
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha has announced a new Toddler & Me Program for newborns to 3 years old. Children will participate with their parents, grandparents or another adult family member.   The first...
Reform leader describes his fervor for teaching, learning and the right balance
by Dave Rullo, Special to The Chronicle
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The future belongs to the young, they say, and the man tasked with guiding tomorrow’s Reform leaders kept that truism in mind during his recent visit to Pittsburgh. “Our job is not to define the ri...
Goldberg is off and running as AJL’s interim executive director
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur L. Goldberg recently accepted the position of interim executive director of the Agency for Jewish Learning, satisfying the agency’s desire for a professional to run the educational organizat...
NGO speakers here push for Iran deal
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” betwee...