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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Jews grapple with Parkinson’s, look to Israel, local sources for help
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Parkinson’s disease affects about 1.5 million Americans, and more of them are Jewish than you may think. A lot more. In fact, it’s more common among Ashkenazi Jews than among the general population...
Mishkan HaNefesh has ‘promise,’ and several local links
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“Mishkan HaNefesh” (Sanctuary of the Soul), the Reform movement’s new High Holy Day machzor, which is still in development, already has several Pittsburgh connections. For starters, two Pittsburgh ...
Chabad on Campus marks 25 years with gala
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
During the weeklong gap between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when Jews repent, reflect and take stock of what they have, a few hundred gathered at the O’Hara Student Center on the University of Pi...
Marc Epstein: ‘Our Town’ does have that shtetl feel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
When Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” opens at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Thursday, Sept. 26, the actor playing the role of Mr. Webb just may look familiar. Maybe you recognize him from his role in...
Metro Briefs September 19
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Nitsa Bucritz Ford has been named director of development at the Agency for Jewish Learning (AJL) — a new position at the education development group. A native Israeli who has lived in Pittsburgh f...
Katriel Camp is the winner of the Chronicle’s Sukkot Cover Contest
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
About the cover … Katriel Camp, winner of the Chronicle’s Sukkot Cover Contest, is a third-grader at Community Day School. She writes, “My picture shows the excitement and happiness I feel when I s...
Jews behind bars go ‘extra mile’ to observe Yom Kippur
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For sins against God and Man, Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement — atones, and that’s especially true when the transgressors sit in prison cells. There are some 2,000 Jews doing time in state and fe...
JCC’s new Early Childhood Development Center showcased at meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Kelly Gable-LaBelle stood in the toddler classroom — thumbing through a coffee-table book on marine life. “People don’t want to give kids coffee-table books,” she said. “I don’t understand why.” Sh...
Temple Ohav Shalom hires interim rabbi; David Katz to start this October
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Ohav Shalom has hired Rabbi David Katz, of San Francisco, to be its interim rabbi. He succeeds Rabbis Art Donsky who just retired and Danny Schiff, who has officiated over the High Holy Days...
Sweet songs of Carol Congedo become medicine for the soul
by Adam Reinherz
Sep 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Ellsworth Unit at Charles Morris, a foot taps, hands clap and arms wave like a maestro’s. A woman, nearly silenced by Alzheimer’s, hums along to a familiar tune. The voices rise, but the bod...