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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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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Metro Briefs June 21
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...
Frankel introduces ‘terror-free’ measure in state House
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced a new bill to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that calls for limiting procurement from Iran. House Bill 2427, also known as Terror-Free Procurement, ...
PCUSA to take controversial divestment vote at Pittsburgh G.A.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterian Church USA will be voting on resolutions calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel, as well as calling for international acknowledgement of Israeli “apartheid”...




Mission commences
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
For weeks, scores of Jewish Pittsburghers had been emailing and Skyping with friends in Israel they had not yet met face to face. All that will change this week, though, as the Jewish Federation of...
Greetings from Tel Aviv
by Abby Gordon
Jun 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Abby Gordon is with the Centennial Mega Mission celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. She will blog for the Chronicle during the trip ...
Donors in place
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt went to the April 19 groundbreaking ceremony for Community Day School’s (CDS) Holocaust memorial sculpture, it brought back memories of working on the project with thei...
24th KMR BBYO board elected at convention
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone-Mountain Region of BBYO held its regional convention from May 18 to 20 at La Roche College in the North Hills. The convention marks the official end of the 2011-2012 KM BBYO programming ye...
Tzohar Seminary students stretched creative muscles in school’s first year
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Herst always knew she had a creative bent, but for years she did not have a chance to explore it. She was raised in a Chicago suburb and spent her childhood reading and writing, but because ...
Rosner hosts Shul of Rock
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...
The Jewish Association on Aging paid tribute to Eight over 80
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, Eight over 80 event, sponsored by the Jewish Association on Aging, went Hollywood to pay tribute to the latest class of honorees. The event, which was held this past weekend at Congregat...