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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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Hadassah-Pittsburgh honors its own at centennial celebration here
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1912, Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah — a way for Jewish women in America to get involved in the cause of establishing a Jewish state in the Holy Land. One hundred years later, Szold’s organiza...
EKC director remembers camp counselor following his untimely death
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Scores of Emma Kaufmann campers, counselors and faculty traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the funeral of one of their own. Reuben Eli Mitrani, 20, who died Monday of a brain hemorrhage whi...
Carnegie New Year’s party didn’t replace services, attendees say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
While alternative programs continue to spring up for young Jews looking for nontraditional ways to celebrate their Judaism, they are not always used as a substitute for synagogue services. Rather t...
CDS, Duquesne partner on project to teach good behavior
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Some terms — like the Yiddish word mensch — express concepts or ideas so well that those terms achieve widespread usage beyond their languages of origin. Here in Pittsburgh, the Mensch Project, a j...
Sukkot a time to teach lessons from environmental perspective
by Beth Kissileff, JNS.org
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The weather is changing, and in North America the leaves are falling, yet around this time of year Jews persist in going outside just when the rest of the world is going in. Sukkot, the fall holida...
Today is Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving, ‘Pittsburgh Gives’
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Jewish charities will again participate in the Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual day of giving — “Pittsburgh Gives” — Wednesday, Oct. 3. The aim of Pittsburgh Gives is to increase the level of...
CDS students make regular minyans at TOL*OLS, Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday morning minyans at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha have gone from famine to feast, as more than two dozen Community Day School students join the congregation’s so called “Minyanaires” each week ...
Metro Briefs September 27
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Aish Campus Pittsburgh will present two noted historians in a presidential debate, Monday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. “America & Israel at Risk,” as the debat...
Obama, Romney hold conference calls with American rabbis
by Staff and wire reports
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
In efforts to reach out to Jewish voters, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney both held conference calls with American rabbis over the High Holy Days. In his call, Thursday, Sept. 20, Romne...
Hillel JUC’s new Israel Fellow has unique take on Palestinian conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought, killed ‘and were killed by’ Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Aharon David related to his enemy in a very different way. He gave them medical treatment. “We ...