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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...




Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...
‘Shout it from the rooftops’: Yom Ha’atzmaut is time to celebrate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers were offered both a taste of Israeli culture and a robust sense of community last week as they joined together at two separate Yom Ha’atzmaut events in grand celebration of the 67th a...
Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
Local community steps up to help Nepal earthquake victims
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is answering the call to help those suffering in Nepal following the massive earthquake that shook the country on Saturday, leaving over 4,000 people dead. By Sunday...
Pittsburgh, Israeli students win awards in Holocaust-themed competition
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Every year students from Pittsburgh area middle schools and high schools (public, private, parochial, charter and home school) as well as high school students from Pittsburgh’s Israeli sister citie...
Metro Briefs April 23
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Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...