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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Shoah Survival Suffuses Rogers Assistant’s Mission
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
There exists a direct link between the messages of Fred Rogers and moving through traumatic adversity such as the Holocaust. Hedda Bluestone Sharapan spent 45 years working side by side with “Miste...
CDS offering shuttle to Yom Hashoah program
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Community Day School for the communitywide Yom Hashoah program at Heinz Hall, Remembering Through Music, on Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. To avoid traffic and parking downtown, CDS is offering...
Warhol, PSO Join Federation's Holocaust Center for Yom Hashoah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are partnering with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for the city’s 2014 observance of Yom Hashoah. E...
Longtime Leader Leaving Pittsburgh Kollel
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
After 16 years at the helm of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, Rabbi Aaron Kagan has announced his resignation. Effective this summer, Kagan will leave the institution his late father, Rabbi Shau...
Metro Briefs April 17
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites Pittsburghers to celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Israel Fest, or iFest, at th...
Restroom petition is valuable lesson for Hillel Academy second-graders
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
When students from Hillel Academy’s second grade wanted a restroom installed at one of their favorite parks, they traveled downtown. “It started with a story in their reader, and then we came acros...
Christianity as Judaism? For Jewish Federation’s Roman, it’s ‘spiritual deception’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2014 | 10 10 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Flyers distributed around Squirrel Hill advertising “Passover Worship” led by “Messianic rabbis” are the latest effort by a Christian evangelical organization to proselytize to Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...
Diller Teens come to town, use unique experience to bond
by Alex Stumpf, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Shahak Avshalom admitted that he did not know that much about Pittsburgh. “I knew about the steel industry and the sports teams,” said the teenager. But the Israeli native learned a lot more about ...
More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...