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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
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...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
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...
Apr 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
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...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
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...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
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...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
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...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
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...
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Elsner: with Hamas, Hezbollah on defensive, time ripe for peace
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Alan Elsner was Executive Director for the Americas while at The Israel Project. The story in the Jan. 9 Chronicle gave his title incorrectly. His title has been corrected in the st...
Federation seeking volunteers for Fundfest 2014
by Staff and releases
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The 20th Fundfest, the annual phonathon by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit its Annual Campaign, will run from Sunday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 30, and volunteers are n...
Local YJ teens spend break doing community service in N.O., L.A.
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens forfeited a winter break filled with sleeping in and lounging around the house, for a week immersed in tikkun olam, helping the homeless and poverty stricken in Los Angeles and...
Metro Briefs January 9
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva Schools is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The annual Yeshiva Dinner is slated for Monday, March 10, 6 p.m., at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown. Judy Wein, co-found...
John M. Wolf, Sr. was a major benefactor of JCC, camps for half a century
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf, Sr., a generous Pittsburgh philanthropist who was involved in virtually every red-letter development of the Jewish Community Center and its camp program since the 1960s, died Monday, ...
World War II memorial has Jewish influence
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s new World War II Memorial, which was dedicated last month at its site on North Shore Drive, and has Jewish influence from inception to design to content, almost didn’t happen. Thirteen...
Meet the Jewish matchmaker-in-chief
by Beth Kissileff/JNS.org
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match—even adopt a dog. In an interview from her home in Pittsburgh Weinberg, the matchmaker who co-founded the Jewish dating website SawYouAtSinai.com (SYA...
Cold Stone goes kosher in Squirrel Hill
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Cold Stone Creamery, an ice cream shop at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill, has been certified kosher by the Vaad Harabanim of Pittsburgh. Members of the Vaad’s kashrut comm...
Our Top 10 local stories of 2013
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Chuck Diamond’s recent announcement that he would begin officiating at interfaith weddings led to considerable debate. It’s wasn’t that Diamond, spiritual leader of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha C...
New mikveh groundbreaking slated for February at ZOA site
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
After years of planning and fundraising, a February groundbreaking is anticipated for the new community women’s mikveh in Squirrel Hill, with completion projected in about a year. “We are really ex...