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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...
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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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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Something to Sing About
by Simone Ellin, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
by Heather Norris, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Bulletproof ballads
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Metro Briefs March 20
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Giant Eagle and Field Trip Factory announce the Giant Eagle Health & Wellness School Giveaway during the month of March. This contest coincides with National Nutrition Month and serves as a tie-in ...