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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
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...
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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Israeli writer reads from fiction but is asked about the facts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer Assaf Gavron read from his award-winning novel “The Hilltop” and fielded an array of nonliterary questions during a March 27 visit to Classic Lines Bookstore on Forbes Avenue in Squi...
Metro Briefs March 24
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J Street Pittsburgh is co-sponsoring the visit of Assaf Gavron with several departments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. a...
JAA bake sale benefits shooting victims’ family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of community strength and compassion, staff, volunteers and residents of the Jewish Association on Aging held bake sales at Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace on Thursday, March 17 to ...



At AIPAC, candidates pledge firm support of Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
With the ironic exception of Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the race for the White House, all viable contenders for president — Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz...
Sweet news: Girl Scout Thin Mints are now kosher pareve!
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing packs of young girls congregating in front of Giant Eagles across town, flanked by brightly colored boxes, can only mean one thing — and it’s a pretty good thing. It’s Girl Scout cookie seas...
‘Scared witless of Trump’: Norman’s words resonate at Temple Ohav Shalom
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Within minutes of hearing Tony Norman speak, you’ll have no doubt where he stands on the most critical issues facing the country. In what he jokingly called a “shpiel” in reference to the proximity...
Online education offers chance to strengthen schools, Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Virtual Judaics classes may not be replacing traditional day schools any time soon, but they can enhance educational options for Jewish schools at a reasonable cost. Allowing those schools to expan...
Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Sport offers competition. Perhaps more importantly, sport also offers conversation. Various names are offered as to the greatest Jewish Community Center basketball player ever. Arthur Pitt, origina...
Outdoor Purim event is feel good despite the cold
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Central to Purim is reversal — Vashti was killed, Esther became queen; Haman made gallows for Mordechai, Haman was hanged. The list goes on, and considering the turnabout theme, it only makes sense...
Allderdice: Always No. 1 in the hearts of its fans
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in a fairy tale the dragon gets slayed. Pittsburgh Allderdice’s historic run ended Saturday night as its boys’ varsity basketball team lost, 73-62, to Roman Catholic in the PIAA Class AAAA cha...