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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...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 23
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will be sending one its largest groups in several years to the JCC Maccabi Games, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Clos...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoop Dreams
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Maccabi Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, teams of Jewish athletes from around the world come together and compete for the honor that comes with a spot on the podium. The games are h...
Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden is testament to Jacobs’ love for plants, each other
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Irene Jacob, founder of Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden, might have been a bit skeptical had her husband been able to share with her his plans for this year’s annual exhibit, “Par...



For SHJP, new Federation initiative is all about connection
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s kind of hard to remember now, with temperatures soaring into the 90s and humidity so fierce that hair seems to frizz at the mere mention of it, but less than four months ago the thermometer in...
Book Review: Harmony, rhythm help move Philip Glass’ ‘Words’
by Suzanne Meyer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York in the 1960s it wasn’t unusual for struggling artists to do odd jobs to make a buck until the next big break. Author Fran Lebowitz drove a taxi and still owns her vintage checkered cab....
Pittsburgh-based composer proves opera can be ‘cool and hip’
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas Levine began Bucknell University as a management major and switched to the music program after his freshman year. “You can imagine how traumatic that parents’ weekend was!” He never looked ...
Baring it all: Hadassah’s unique approach empowers women who have survived breast cancer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Local survivors of breast cancer and their female family members and friends are invited by Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh to bare their breasts — and be decorated — at an upcoming event in October du...
Metro Briefs June 11
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced staff changes to its Oakland office. Jason Oppenheimer comes to the Federation from Denver and is Young Adult Division director. Oppenheime...
JAA’s Memory Care Programs get boost from Glen Campbell film
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The sniffles of the film attendees in the darkened movie theater reached a fever pitch as the country songs played behind rolling footage of an aging artist. “I have cried, and I have laughed, and ...
With eye to the future, Childs frames socially conscious eyewear business
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Childs was in college in Syracuse when he had an epiphany about eyewear. Even after he helped friends get discounts on high-end glasses at his father’s stores, Eyetique and 3 Guys Optical, h...
Pomegranate’s Nepal connection readies for trip home, thanks to fundraiser
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When an earthquake shook Nepal in April, the water rose and floods ensued — totally damaging a local chef’s family home and surroundings. Prashant Lama’s family lost their home when their village o...