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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
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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...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Henry Shapiro will hold a Klezmer Guitar CD Crowdfunding Campaign from March 20 to April 26 at jewcer.com/klezmerguitar. Jewcer.com supports Jewish themed and Jewish community based projects...



CMU physics professor hit by a gravitational wave of excitement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the Carnegie Mellon University office of Ira Rothstein almost feels like walking onto the movie set for “A Beautiful Mind” or “Good Will Hunting.” The expansive white board is filled with ...
Terror in Jaffa hits home for local students in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory Steinberg was in Israel last week with a group of M.B.A.  students from Carnegie Mellon University when he got the news that Taylor Force, a 29-year old former U.S. Army officer and Vanderbilt...





Forbidden Holocaust-era music revived in communal tribute
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 80 years after the rumblings of the Holocaust stifled the musical compositions of a generation, the era’s silenced scores were revived in Oakland, all in tribute to the quarter-century de...
When it comes to culling deer population, Jews in Mt. Lebanon hold dear to ideals
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The deer are pretty much everywhere in Mt. Lebanon. They travel in packs around parking lots and across streets; they graze through flower and vegetable gardens, leaving only bare stems and stubs i...



Yeshiva girls celebrate discovery through play’s production
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Some say that art imitates life, and others say that life imitates art. Either way, it is hard to ignore the parallels between the plot of “Can You Imagine?” — the original play staged this week at...
‘Ruby of Cochin’ provides firsthand look at bygone era of India’s Jews
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Indian Jewish community remains largely unfamiliar to modern Jews; it was therefore quite a surprise to have discovered “Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Woman Remembers,” a memoir by Ruby Daniel. Dan...
Purim roundup
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom Congregation , Fox Chapel. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Games, food, children’s activities, jump house, hamantaschen. Megillah reading on Wednesday, March 23 ...
Metro Briefs March 10
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Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha i s hosting “A Need for a Special Shabbat” on Saturday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. at 5898 Wilkins Ave. This service, which is open to all, celebrates the members of the special...
At 101 and 99, ‘the best is yet to come’ in this loving relationship
by By Jack Markowitz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
He’s 101, she is 99 going on 100 – and they’ve been dating for 11 years. How’s that for the enduring spirit of romance? Susan Lindenbaum and Ellis Gusky are native Pittsburghers who attended the sa...