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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twins on autism spectrum to mark b’nai mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any Jewish mother, Jillian Zacks just always assumed that when the time came, her twins, Max and Paige Duhl, would celebrate their b’nai mitzva by leading services for their congregation. Whil...
Bubbe’s recipes
by Susie Davidson
JointMedia News Service
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
CDS celebrates Winter Gala Roaring ’20s style
by Brandt Gelman
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The roaring ’20s were a time of economic prosperity for Americans who believed the sky was the limit when discussing the future of the country. As the Jewish Healthcare Foundation enters its 20th y...
Rabin addressed readers following Entebbe rescue  
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronicle, ...
Huntingdon Co. center to preserve central PA Jewish history
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish population of central Pennsylvania may be dwindling, but its stories and records will be kept alive, thanks to the stewardship of Jewish leaders in Huntingdon, as well as a group of non-...
Real life memoir of immigrant life in America
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the last in a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch reviewed Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or remain in print bu...
Chronicle used maps, numbers, campaign appeals to cover YK War
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronicle, ...
Jews tackle end-of-life issues through book, JHF program
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people have no say in when they die. But almost everyone has a say in how they die. The key, as difficult as it may be, is planning ahead. “I’ve worked with some amazing people that have confr...
Catholic Holocaust center aspires for dialogue with Jews
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
GREENSBURG — “What is the role of good people in difficult times?” The words are collaged and encrypted and printed outright across eight antique typewriters on display at the National Catholic Cen...
Who is—the latest Jewish trivia whiz?
by Ken Mandel
JointMedia News Service
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Answer: Jason Keller. The man who won $213,900 over the course of nine episodes on Jeopardy!, the classic quiz show, now envisions traveling to Israel for competitive Scrabble. While many Jews who ...