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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Mentor support equals teacher retention in Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A good teacher is hard to find, and maybe harder to keep. As the nation’s economy continues to sag, local Jewish day schools are fighting to retain their teachers through professional support, even...
Chronicle wins 2 Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle won two Simon Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence at the just-concluded annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Dallas. The awards reflect a conti...
‘Pink Rabbit’ marks coming of age in a dark age
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Leon Kalson led expansion of Jewish Home and Hospital
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Leon Kalson, an expert in the field of geriatrics and, for years, the president of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, June 14, just three days shy of his 90t...
Recent olim tell their stories, share their feelings
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Meira and Yaakov Sacks thought for a long time about making aliya (moving to Israel as an Israeli citizen) but their deliberation came to a head last winter when they realized their oldest child, 6...
Shalom Pittsburgh joins renewal efforts in areas citywide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Pittsburgh Mitzvah Day, organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, may be held around Christmas each year, but this Sunday it’s time to celebrate Christmas in July. Shalom...
Federation approves $20 million in allocations
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is allocating more than $20 million this year to support its core agencies as well as relief and collaborative projects locally, in Israel and around the...
PJC director: State budget cuts could have been worse for Jews
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Pennsylvania state budget, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law last week, came as no surprise to Jewish service agencies that have been preparing for months for the deep cuts into fundin...
Squirrel Hill woman to open women's academy this fall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When Amy Guterson was growing up in an Orthodox Jewish household, she faced a difficult dilemma: how to reconcile her passion and talent for theater arts within the boundaries that shape the lifest...
Kosher is going upscale
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Opening a kosher cookbook in 2011 likely means that the ever-present “kosher” reference in the title lets observant cooks know the recipes within are safe. But the word kosher no longer means more ...