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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
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Metro Briefs May 19
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
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Metro Briefs November 13
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
by Melissa Apter
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
Ukraine rabbi brings the power of hope to Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
When Alexander Dukhovny was growing up in Ukraine, he associated rabbis with “the color of sadness,” because the only rabbis he had seen were always dressed in black. It wasn’t until years later, w...
‘CoExistence’ — not ‘Conflict’ — will be served at these CMU, Pitt ‘Kitchens’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 12, 2014 | 7 7 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Disappointed in what they say is “one-sided dialogue” condemning Israel at recent campus-sponsored events, students from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are creating the...
Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Metro Briefs November 6
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash invites families with young children to Tot Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Reservations are not required. Contact admin@dorhadash for more information. Rodef Shalom ...
Comprehensive excellence initiative underway at Hillel JUC, other chapters
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh is at the heart of a new initiative designed to improve the functioning of Hillel chapters around the country through the setting of benchmarks and the addition of needed personnel. Over...
‘The humanity of Greeks’ takes center stage on Ohi Day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the region’s Jewish and Greek communities silently gathered at Carnegie Mellon University’s McConomy Auditorium last week to remember the resounding cry of “No!” Exactly 74 years earlier...
Petraeus gives Pittsburgh an up-close look at U.S. and its Middle East relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus capped a day-long conference dedicated to growing business between the United States and the Middle East by focusing on the quest for political stability in th...