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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Forty years on, local rabbi keeps returning to Camp Ramah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the summer of 1975 when, at the age of 19, Chuck Diamond found himself for the first time headed north to Utterson, a small town in the scenic Muskoka district in central Ontario. Diamond, t...
J Street Summit gives area attendees a chance at national involvement
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy Bernstein and Ronnie Cook Zuhlke went West to progress East. For two intensive days, the Pittsburghers attended the J Street National Summit and Annual Gala. Located in San Francisco, the eve...
Diversity roundtable continues to gain momentum
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Business, communal and political leaders met at Duquesne University for the second annual Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable (CEIR) to advance the Pittsburgh region as a model for diversity....
Enrollment period closing for scholarship tax breaks
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania businesses interested inboosting Jewish education while receiving a significant tax break have until July 1 to apply to participate in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Pr...
No one injured, but Chabad kitchen fire causes significant damage
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A pan of cooking oil caught fire last Friday afternoon, destroying the kitchen of Chabad of the South Hills on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon. The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, with the aid of the Do...
For Jewish community, it’s no longer business as usual with Presbyterian Church
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The vote by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three American companies doing business in Israel was met by condemnation from Jewish groups nationwide, predicting a rupture in the relatio...
Rebbe’s teachings continue to inspire
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Several new books are seizing upon the upcoming 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to point out how much the late Jewish leader’s teachings have bearing upon the events of tod...
For Shmideo, it’s all about unconventional humor and a lot of teamwork
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
What do a medieval trebuchet flinging projectile turkeys, an alien puppet and a horrifying fish tree have in common? Maybe not much to someone unfamiliar with the work of Shmideo, three local Chasi...
Community comes together on behalf of kidnapped teens
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As Israeli security forces continue their mission to locate and bring home three teenagers presumably kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in the West Bank on June 12, the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, ...
Squirrel Hill farmers’ market proves to be a neighborhood hit
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The lure of fresh produce beckoned locals Sunday at the new farmers’ market across the street from the Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Squirrel Hill. A project of RustBuilt, in collaboration ...