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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
Metro Briefs February 26
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Sholem Aleichem was the nom de plume of Solomon Rabinovich, who wrote the classic short stories about “Tevye the Dairyman” that became the foundation for “Fiddler on the Roof.” True to his comedic ...