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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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W.Va. mission to Israel gets green light with cease-fire
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Several West Virginia Jews from the Huntington area dialed in to a conference call last week, anxious to learn if their mission to Israel — several months in the works — was still on. It was, they ...
Penn State Hillel receives national recognition at G.A. conference
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pennsylvania State University Hillel has won a national award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. The honor came for its work with student leaders.   The Penn State Hillel was o...
Pittsburgh Jews rally to support Israel
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
“Bless the State of Israel with its promise of redemption. Shield it with your love. Spread over it your shelter of peace.” — Prayer for Israel Siddur Sim Shalom After visiting Israel last week dur...
We Stand with Israel: A Gathering in Solidarity
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh encourages the entire community to come together for this expression of solidarity with Israel Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center,...
Fighting in Israel, Gaza affects Pittsburgh, Jewish community
by Chronicle Staff
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As rockets continue toAs rockets continue to terrorize Israel, and the Jewish state responds with air strikes, the fighting in the region has touched the Pittsburgh community in many ways. Families...
Jewish, Muslim students build bridges while fighting rages in Middle East
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As fighting raged between the Jewish state and militant Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip, Jewish students and members of the Muslim Students Association at the University of Pittsburgh came togeth...
History of gift giving on Chanuka, with gift guide
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Shop ’til you drop Chanuka begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which falls this year on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8. For many Jews across the United States, that means now is the time to start sh...
Drescher: Black press attacked treatment of Jews following Kristallnacht
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the fallout of the fires and broken glass of Kristallnacht, some of the best friends Jews had were in the Black community, Seymour Drescher said. “The African-American press editorials noted tha...
Rauh digitizes YM/WHA, Y-IKC newsletters; posts them to online Jewish news archive
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rauh Jewish Archives has announced that the weekly newsletters of the Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association, the Y-IKC, and the Jewish Community Center, from 1926 to 1975, have been digitized ...
Israeli peoplehood specialist stresses youth during visit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli expert on peoplehood education said the biggest challenge facing Jews on this subject is not defining peoplehood but engaging young people. On that front, Shlomi Ravid, the founding dire...