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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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Facebook to monitor intifada page, won’t remove it
by JTA
Mar 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Facebook will monitor a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel but will not remove it. "Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago...
A few new Passover haggadahs, and a facelift for an old favorite
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearing its 80th birthday, perhaps it was time the most printed Passover Haggadah in history had a major facelift. The Maxwell House Passover Haggadah, which has had more than 50 m...
A second generation of the Vokols sing out
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When University of Pittsburgh freshman Pramod Jacob sang his first song in Hebrew last fall, it was, admittedly, “a little uncomfortable,” he said. “I’m pretty much a devout Christian.” Jacob is on...
Sam Fuld, Jewish MLB prospect, gets fresh start at Tampa Bay
by Jonathan Mayo
Mar 24, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TAMPA, Fla. – I’m the first to admit that I have certain favorite subjects. I can’t help it. When I see outfielder Sam Fuld, I have to write about him. I first wrote about the outfielder back in th...
Instruments tell the story In ‘Amnon’s Journey’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Amnon Weinstein’s journeys to countries that include Poland, France, Italy and Lithuania are chronicled in “Amnon’s Journey,” a short documentary of an enthusiast’s quest to locate and restore viol...
Promoting learning in an environmentally responsible way
by Sara Nimchinsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy has been exploring options to increase student learning and operate in a more cost effective and environmentally responsible manner. Some of these measures involve the use of technol...
Covenant settlement finally done, but details still sketchy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The class action lawsuits filed by more than 80 residents of the former Covenant at South Hills against B’nai B’rith International and its affiliates have been settled. Though the terms of the sett...
Fund for Victims of Terror reaches out to Fogels following attack
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the second intifada hit Israel in the early 2000s, the need for outside aid suddenly skyrocketed, and the money sent to Israel by American Jewish organizations simply couldn’t be raised anew e...
How Israel can feed more people without spending a shekel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Gidi Kroch says hunger — not terrorism — is the leading problem facing the State of Israel. He should know. Kroch, who visited Pittsburgh last week, is the chief executive officer of Leket Israel, ...
Escaping the box: 18 minutes to Passover freedom
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Mar 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- In every generation, the Haggadah tells us, the wise, the simple, the non-askers and even the baddies are obligated to see themselves as though they themselves actually had come out ...