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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...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
Israeli students show off scientific prowess
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
by Dave Rullo, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
Metro Briefs May 14
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
Samaritan photographs on display at JCC
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar’s 43 photographs of Israel’s Samaritan community are on exhibit at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh through July 24. The photographs tell a...




Add resilience for successful parenting recipe
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, Deborah Gilboa, a family physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, was delivering occasional health talks in the community along with her colleague, Dr. Andrea Fox, and realized...
In the world of poverty, Circles is a vital program for connecting the dots
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When I arrived at the Poverty Simulation workshop on May 4 at the Levinson Hall’s main entrance at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, I was no longer Bee Schindler. I would be a part of ...
Bob Adler celebrates 95 his way
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people celebrate birthdays with cakes. Others hang streamers and signs. For Robert “Bob” Adler’s 95th birthday, he led Shacharit and Musaf services and chanted the Haftarah. While family and f...