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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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At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jul 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...




Almost forgotten blues legend puts future in hands of Pittsburgher
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sruli Broocker first heard blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane, on Pandora Radio, roughly a year ago, he was floored. Broocker, a Pittsburgher who is one of the three creative Lubavitch minds behind...
Metro Briefs July 16
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The Zionist Organization of America – Pittsburgh District is hosting a program entitled “Partitioning Palestine: The Historical Background of the Two State Idea,” presented by Alexander Orbach on T...
Retro Book Review: Lower East Side poverty paints sometimes horrific picture of immigrants’ dashed hopes
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The cycle of poverty, hopelessness and despair among Jewish immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side is the thrust of “Jews Without Money,” the only novel by Michael Gold, published in 1930.   Semi...
Book Review: Learning the lessons of reflection … and to take nothing for granted
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle Jewish mysticism undeservedly suffers from a bad reputation. Some believe it’s a playground for pseudo-spiritualists to wax profound; others believe it to ...
Heating up your summer menus
by Taylor Orlin, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
July’s rising temperatures get me so excited by the endless possibilities for healthy cooking. Below is a compilation of some classic summer comfort foods — but with my own personal twist. Many of ...
Sport of fencing points 14-year-old CDS grad to Berlin
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Seventy years after the Holocaust, one local Jewish person is headed to Europe for battle. Guy Waks Beresteanu, a Community Day School graduate, is traveling to Berlin to represent the U.S. Juniors...



At the JCC, teen engagement gets the space it needs
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
As some of Pittsburgh’s teen programming shifted its base from the now defunct Agency for Jewish Learning to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, community members gathered to hear up...
Charleston shooting reignites gun debate
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 09, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the trees high above my head, I can hear the twittering of birds — until the resounding “Crack!” of a shotgun rings out. “OK, now this one has more of a kick,” says David Wolf, handing me a smal...
State, with an eye on Israel’s economy, has ‘bonding’ experience
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that simultaneously provided a clear indication of alliance with Israel and a stinging rebuke to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, the Pennsylvania Treasury recently p...