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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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Gilboa to speak at Beth Shalom about healthy choices for kids
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold the next event in its annual Health Initiative lecture series Monday, March 10. Dr. Deborah Gilboa will lead a discussion entitled “Help Kids Take Responsibility ...
Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh will participate in Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering, Sunday, March 9. It’s the second year Pittsburgh has participated in the daylong event. Founded in I...
Area boy bakes bread to support food bank
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve-year-old Noah Hertzman is turning dough into dough-nations. During after school hours and on weekends, Noah receives bread orders through his website, Dough-Nation.net , loads ingredients in...
Metro Briefs March 6
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Father Patrick Desbois , author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” will speak about his book, and his experiences, Tuesday...
Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
by Simone Shapiro, For the Chronicle
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Pittsburgh rabbi among faith leaders arrested protesting poverty for UPMC workers
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai was among the 10 clergy from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to be arrested Thursday after refusing to leave UPMC’s headquarters at the USX Tower,...
Pittsburgh woman promoting peace process at OneVoice
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Jamie Kessler believes most Israelis and Palestinians are moderates. She also believes most of them want peace. That’s why the 25-year-old Pittsburgh native and program assistant for OneVoice is he...
Thousands of Jews brainstorm online to build the future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
For 96 hours, 2,135 people from 70 countries created 2,280 online posts during an unprecedented “jam session” last week aimed at securing a thriving Jewish future. The brainstorming marathon was or...
Community Scorecard has soft rollout in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The numbers are in, and what they show could lead to better planning to sustain and grow Jewish Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard, an online tool that allows its users to review...
Differences over mandate wording in Holocaust ed. bill put passage in doubt
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of widespread and comprehensive instruction of the Holocaust in Pennsylvania’s public schools hinges on two words: “may” and “shall.” Last year, the state House passed H.B. 1424, which s...