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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
Metro Briefs May 19
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The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
by Victor Wishna, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to figh...