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Metro Briefs 7-28
Little Lake Theatre is auditioning actors for a fall tour production of “Letters to Sala.” The production is looking for men (ages 20-35) and women (ages 20-50) for various roles. All actors on tou...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classrooms Without Borders takes educators, teachers on moving journey through Poland
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” This quotation from Seneca is one way to sum up why many teachers and students participated in a recent Classrooms Without Borders trip to...
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Zalman Shapiro, scientist and supporter of Israel, passes away at 96
Zalman Shapiro, a man whose energetic mind propelled submarines to new depths, died at his Oakland home on July 16. Shapiro was 96. Throughout his industrious career as a physical chemist and inven...
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Pittsburgher stands up for Gretchen Carlson
Allan Ripp didn’t start out as a PR man. “I wanted to work for The New York Times really badly,” Ripp, who reps former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson in her battle against her former employer, said...
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Creative Kosher Catering cooks up new base in East Pittsburgh
Creative Kosher Catering has found a new place to make dough. Having out- grown previous locales in Squirrel Hill and Greenfield — most recently the kitchen of Congregation Poale Zedeck — the cater...
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Duolingo enables English speakers to learn Hebrew for free
Duolingo, the free language-learning platform that has attracted more than 150 million users, recently released a Hebrew for English speakers course. Since the June 23 release, more than 53,000 stu...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 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...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Metro Briefs November 21
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Vegetarians of North America has launched its new website and professional leadership program. “Concerns about food safety and the mistreatment of animals are at an all-time high, while diet...
WSJ columnist: Obama to blame for loss of U.S credibility abroad
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal blasted the Obama administration for nearly agreeing to a treaty with Iran, which he says would have left its nuclear program intact while we...
Beth Shalom, Ohav Shalom reach deal on new cemetery
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill and Temple Ohav Shalom of the North Hills have reached an agreement that will create a new Temple Ohav Shalom cemetery, which will accommodate interfaith f...
… Or you’ll have to wait 77,000 years for next Thanksgivukkah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
About a year ago, former Pittsburgher Dana Reichman Gitell was driving her car through the streets of her current hometown — Boston — when her mind turned to the upcoming once-in-a-lifetime converg...
Scenes from the NCJW Designer Days and 120th birthday celebration
Nov 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) kicked off its 43rd annual NCJW Designer Days sale with its annual Patron Event, Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Monroeville Convention Center. T...
Local woman acts as zamler for father’s cantorial songs
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For close to 50 years, Judy Heiser Stein’s father, Cantor Mordecai Heiser, sang at B’nai Israel Congregation in the East End. Some years after he passed away in 1989, she looked at her father’s can...
Metro Briefs November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighty teens from KMR-BBYO , were in Detroit from Nov. 10 to 12 for a summit on raising awareness about hunger. The program, called “Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness an...
Women’s mission to Prague, Budapest slated
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Pittsburgh area women will be exploring Prague and Budapest next year on a Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Philanthropy Mission. The journey, which will run from July 3 t...
Holocaust Center following process for reconfiguring itself; meetings slated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year in transition with most of its artifacts, artwork and library either boxed up or in climate-controlled storage, the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...