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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Perlin developed hi-tech analysis for DNA samples
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
His bio could be that of an edgy, new DC Comics superhero: A mild-mannered computer scientist leaves his faculty position at a well-respected university (say, Carnegie Mellon), to create a new tech...
Sewickley grocer once traveled for delicacies, now for the Jewish experience
by Adam Reinherz
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marshall Morgan went traveling, the Sewickley grocer always stayed alert for exotic cheeses, mustards and preserves.   A purveyor of gourmet foods, Morgan shopped differently. Some people buy ...
Statewide campaign to raise pre-K awareness kicks off at JCC
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
With too few Pennsylvania children enrolled in pre-K education programs, a statewide campaign was launched Thursday to trumpet the need for such schooling. In Pittsburgh, a press conference was hel...
Metro Briefs January 23
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra , under the direction of Manfred Honeck, will perform this year’s free “Music for the Spirit” concert, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Churc...
Vibrant Pittsburgh, Urban Affairs Foundation announce 2014 grant recipients
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic ...
Jews give their own take on proposed PSO trip to Iran
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock believes in music. And that’s why the retired music professor from Duquesne University and recognized composer whose “Sixth Symphony” was performed last October by the Pittsburgh Sympho...
Yahrzeit weekend to address genetic disease screening
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Still dealing with the loss of their son Mikey 10 years after his untimely death, Nina and Danny Butler have found what is for them a meaningful way to honor his memory. The Mikey Butler Yahrzeit W...
Keny Deren — teacher, Lubavitch matriarch — touched countless lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Keny Deren, the principal of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh for 30 years, and the matriarch of a prominent Lubavitch family, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, after suffering from a long illness. She was 83. D...
Greenbaum, Hecht sign long-term contracts at Beth El
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Determined to maintain the stability it has enjoyed for years, Beth El Congregation of the South Hills has entered into long-term employment contracts with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, its spiritual leade...
JCF to give $500K to Jewish Pittsburgh NPOs
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (JCF) is taking grant applications from local Jewish nonprofit organizations.  A total of $500,000 will be awarded, wi...