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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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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
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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...
Story of Bulgarian Jews saved during Holocaust comes to Pittsburgh
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2013 | 9 9 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews who were saved from Hitler’s grasp is becoming increasingly well known thanks to recent art exhibits, community events and documentaries. The Bulgarian-Macedonian...
Metro Briefs September 12
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Franklin Toker will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon at the University of Pittsburgh in room 125, the auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts Building. Toker will discuss the surprising finds he has...