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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Jesse Cohen led, fostered leadership in lifetime of service
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jesse Cohen, past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and founder of the Pittsburgh chapter of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, died Saturday, June 2 in his Squirr...
Ellen Weiss Kander, woman of style, substance, ‘had the best life’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Ellen Weiss Kander’s reach was wide. Of course she touched her family, her co-volunteers in the community, and the 20 or so women who would each claim her as a best friend. But when over 1,000 peop...
Metro Briefs June 14
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Deborah Fidel , executive director of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee has been awarded the Sonia and Aaron Levinson Community Relations Award for demonstrated leadership advancing intergroup r...
JTOP comes back to life with production of 'That's Life'
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since 2006, people from all over the Jewish community have been asking Tito Braunstein if he would ever bring the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) back to life. Braunstein, founder of JTOP,...
Do justice, love goodness, walk modestly
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
A striking new “parochet” (Torah ark curtain), designed by local artist Gail Ungar and painstakingly appliquéd by nonagenarian Sunny Pickering, has become a focal point of the sanctuary at Shaare T...
Metro Briefs June 7
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Berkun , son of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Rabbi Emeritus Alvin K. Berkun and Flora Berkun, has been named the incoming president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He wil...
JRS annual meeting to feature donated artwork
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services will hold their annual meeting Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson, a public service psychiatrist, will speak on the to...
Local rabbi one of 19 Conservative leaders who met with Obama
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2012 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Amy Greenbaum was leaving the White House last week, after having met with President Barack Obama, she found herself quietly singing the Shema. “At moments when I strongly feel God’s prese...
Corbett reinstates food stamp asset test
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish community’s involvement in the fight against hunger is nothing new. In fact, it likely stems from the biblical idea of gleaning, the practice of not harvesting the edges of a crop so tha...
City Council to mark 45th anniversary of Six-Day War
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Council will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War and re-unification of the city of Jerusalem with a reading and a presentation of a proclamation Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a....