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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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California filmmaker makes short film about sister at Riverview
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When Lois Perelman first began to require supplemental oxygen because of emphysema, about 10 years ago, she was reluctant to be seen in public with her tank in tow. Consequently, she found herself ...
JHF-Israeli partnership reaps gains in medical knowledge
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2009, Pittsburgh’s health care industry has learned a lot from Israel. And vice versa. Thanks to a multidimensional partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel, both Pitts...
South Hills man to mark 100th pint of donated blood with drive
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When Warren Sufrin rolls up his sleeve on Dec.15, he will be doing much more than just donating a pint of blood. He will be responsible for the donation of 100 pints of blood that day, the result o...
Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Farrell Rubenstein — CPA, community leader — recognized by alma mater
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish inductees to the Allderdice Hall of Fame this year.) Longtime Pittsburgh CPA, Farrell Rubenstein, was one of five honorees...
Metro Briefs November 28
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Chris Herman has been named coordinator of Pittsburgh's Diller Teen Fellows program, a 15-month international leadership experience for Jewish teens. In his new position, Herman will recruit and se...
Diamond to perform interfaith weddings with TOL-OLS backing
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
After months of consideration, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha’s Rabbi Chuck Diamond, with the backing of his congregation, has decided to perform interfaith weddings. His first such wedding is set for Au...
Eisner sees JTA becoming ‘digital town square’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As far as David Eisner is concerned, JTA can be more than just the global news service of  the Jewish people. “I would like to see JTA become the digital town square where Jews of all religious, po...
Israeli artist tackles conflicting question in film trilogy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds gathered in the Carnegie Museum of Art last week for an evening with Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, and to see her artistic treatment of an unusual, perhaps controversial, topic. That top...
GA immersed North American Jews in Israeli political, cultural life
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas “Woody” Ostrow left the 82nd annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America with “a lot of optimism,” he said. Ostrow, the board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greate...