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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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Chuck Marcus — new KMR director — sees room for growth
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As one Marcus leaves Pittsburgh, another is coming back. Chuck Marcus, the brother of Harold Marcus, has been named the new BBYO senior program director for its Keystone Mountain Region — a full-ti...
JF&CS helps Hip-Hop band gain success
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Five young adults transitioning out of foster care have formed a hip-hop group, created a CD of original songs, and will be performing this weekend at the August Wilson Center. The singers are grad...
An exhibit on Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus
by Robin Cembalest
Tablet
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Like so many other aspects of his life and work, Rembrandt’s connection to the Jews has been sentimentalized, overestimated, misappropriated, criticized, dissected — and debunked. In rec...
Reform Jews embrace Tisha B’Av
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews around the world filed into synagogues Monday evening and Tuesday to observe the holy day of Tisha B’Av. They sat on floors or low benches. They read from the mournful Book of Lamentation...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
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A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
Grade’s novel a stark look at divisiveness over religious issues
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Squirrel Hill forum targets Israel’s anti-boycott law
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 75 people turned out at the Squirrel Hill Public Library Sunday, July 31, for a “community discussion” entitled “Is the Threat to Israel’s Democracy Real?” The event was sponsored by J St...
Pennsylvania rabbi sets roots in East Africa
by Richard Tenorio
For the Chronicle
Jul 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Jon Cutler, a Navy chaplain stationed halfway across the globe in East Africa, heard that there was a rural community of Jews in the nation of Uganda, he decided to make a visit. He got ...
Jews, Gentiles to participate in PeaceweeeK in August
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Pittsburgh Jews are expected to participate in PeaceweeeK [sic], a local effort from Aug. 5 to 14, to encourage support for peace among people from many different backgrounds. The week will...