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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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Slingshot names J’Burgh named one of 50 top innovative Jewish NPOs
by Staff and wire reports
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: A more extensive story will appear in the Nov. 8 Chronicle.) J’Burgh, an initiative of The Hillel Jewish University Center that serves the more than 2,500 young adults and graduate ...
Lazar’s family jukebox tradition earns him JAA honor
by Lee Chottiner Executive Editor
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar loves jukeboxes. But it’s not so much a love for dancing that’s behind his love affair; it’s more like a love for what he can do with them. Lazar, who donated two jukeboxes to the Charle...
Interfaith women clergy study child sexual abuse
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Regional clergy women and women in faith-based communities have an opportunity to learn about child abuse and neglect prevention at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in East Liberty/Highland Park...
Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...
Metro Briefs November 1
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Snir has joined the staff of three Jewish community agencies to support educational and programming efforts in Pittsburgh. She will divide her time between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitt...
Frankel, Medved spar on Israel, other issues at Aish debate
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The presidential election is just a week away. All three debates are in the books, and polls say that most voters have made up their minds. But none of that, not even a colossal East Coast hurrican...
Holocaust Center to commemorate Kristallnacht at August Wilson
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its annual Kristallnacht commemoration program, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African Ame...
Pittsburgh Jews stand with Hoffman at Shema-in
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
About 130 Pittsburgh area men and women showed their solidarity with jailed Israeli activist Anat Hoffman Sunday by donning their tallitot and reciting the Shema — the precise reasons police have a...
JAA to begin master plan study; celebrates goals at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging used its first annual meeting in more than a decade to unveil a new master planning process to evaluate its needs and how to meet them. “We’re in the very early stag...
Schiff to lead lecture, study series for Beth Shalom's 95th anniversary
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will mark its 95 th anniversary this weekend with a series of discussions and study programs featuring Rabbi Danny Schiff. “Congregation Beth Shalom is proud of our legacy ...