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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
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At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
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Departure of AJL’s ‘wonderful resource, wonderful thinker’ leaves huge shoes to fill
After five years of serving as the Agency for Jewish Learning’s community scholar, as well as its director of systemic initiatives, Rabbi Dr. Scott Aaron will be leaving Pittsburgh to take a new po...
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Six Squirrel Hill block parties for National Night Out
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A half a dozen Squirrel Hill households will mark the 28th annual National Night Out with block parties Tuesday, Aug. 2. The gatherings are an opportunity for neighbors to meet, socialize and commu...
Knitting program to provide comfort items for women of Karmiel-Misgav
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When Pittsburgh’s Jewish women get on a project, they go all out. This year, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will refocus efforts in their “Keep ’em in Stitches”...
USPS mechanical snafu delays Chronicle delivery to thousands
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 21, 2011 | 9 9 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Jewish Chronicle subscribers were days late in receiving last week’s edition because a new processing machine at a U.S. Postal Service station on the East End, which is supposed to inc...
Three rabbis bike around U.S. for Friendship Circle
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a sight uncommon to Pittsburgh, much less rural America: three rabbis donned in beards, kippot, tzizit, and … bike gear. Native Pittsburgher, Rabbi Dani Saul, along with former Pittsburgh Yesh...
Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?
by Simcha Weinstein
JTA
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In March 1941 -- nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War -- one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain Americ...
Yes or no: Will Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?
by Jon Marks
Jewish Exponent
Jul 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green. What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled fo...
Top Jewish pick in 2011 baseball draft, Linsky may pass Sherry mark
by Jonathan Mayo
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Gerrit Cole, the Pirates top draft pick, may have been the first overall selection of the Major League Baseball Draft held early last month, but for us, the No. 1 pick was none other than Lenny Lin...
Mentor support equals teacher retention in Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A good teacher is hard to find, and maybe harder to keep. As the nation’s economy continues to sag, local Jewish day schools are fighting to retain their teachers through professional support, even...
Chronicle wins 2 Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle won two Simon Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence at the just-concluded annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Dallas. The awards reflect a conti...
‘Pink Rabbit’ marks coming of age in a dark age
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...