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Cheryl Klein’s journey to rabbi: ‘It’s never too late’
Cheryl Klein took “a more circuitous path” to rabbinic ordination than your typical rabbi. Klein, 59, who has been the lay cantor at Congregation Dor Hadash since 1986, has been involved with many ...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 23
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s SteelTree Fund will give three organizations a total of $13,875 in fourth-round 2015–16 funding: Community Day School (CDS), the Friendship Circle and Chab...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to figh...
Littles Shoes makes big donation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
Metro Briefs May 12
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
Millennials’ stories of return and longing prove there’s no place like home
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Staff
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stacey Stamm — née Asman — left Pittsburgh for the University of Wisconsin in 2004, she had no intention of ever calling Pittsburgh “home” again. “I thought I was the last person who would eve...



Israel Week a smorgasbord for Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate Pittsburgh’s 20 years of kinship with the Israeli city of Karmiel and its surrounding Misgav region, Partnership2Gether (P2G) is hosting Israel Week at locations throughout the city th...
As smoke clears from medical marijuana debate, relief sets in for advocates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law last month, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, Ken Eisner could finally breathe a sigh of rel...
Celebrating 10 years of forging friendships in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Samantha Holzer and Mike Lobel first met at Emma Kaufmann Camp several years ago when Holzer was in third grade. But their friendship did not take off until a few years later when they connected th...
New season at the doorstep for Front Porch Theatricals
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The season for dreaming is now. Front Porch Theatricals, a Pittsburgh-based boutique professional musical company, has announced the casts and artistic teams for its 2016 American Dreamers season. ...
Metro Briefs May 5
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The 24th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 in Schenley Park.  The Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure is one of the largest fundraisers in the cit...
Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...