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Pittsburgh’s Chabad House on Campus celebrates 28 years of building local relationships
Twenty-eight years after its inception, Chabad House on Campus Pittsburgh welcomed colleagues and friends last week for an evening of celebration. “Tonight is not a showcase of what Chabad House on...
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Despite challenges, converts feel embraced by community
Susan Sofayov, who was not born Jewish, nonetheless always had a “fascination” with Judaism, particularly Jews living in Israel and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. “The more I learned about the reli...
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Shofar blowers blast humorous, telling tales
In the coming days Pittsburgh’s shofar blowers will gather across pews and pulpits, and while some may be plagued by irritated lips, the time for those blessed with hot air is now.   “It’s a joy, t...
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Apples & Honey Festival

Shalom Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, held its sixth annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson Playground in Schenley Park. Phot...
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It’s not your bubbie’s brisket
With the approach of the holiday season, the thoughts of Jews around the world turn to the longstanding traditions of their ancestors: repentance, teshuvah and, of course, food. But while the carni...
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He’s just an actor, but Richard Schiff seeks ‘West Wing’ purity
Richard Schiff is well remembered for the role he memorialized on “The West Wing,” White House communications director Toby Ziegler, whose integrity and passion for justice helped television’s Pres...
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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
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May 6 is Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Day of Giving 2014 – Tuesday, May 6 The Day of Giving 2014 will run from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. (Midnight.)  This is an 18-hour event.  This event is part of Give Local America, the national day for ...
Pitt Grad Student Brings Birthright to Seder Table
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
For Aliyah Weinstein, who moved to the area last August to begin an immunology graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh, this Passover was her first apart from her New Jersey-based family. ...
Genetic Health Education Gets Foundation Nod
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has approved a $45,000 grant to fund the development of a genetic health curriculum for middle school students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools: Commu...




Shoah Survival Suffuses Rogers Assistant’s Mission
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
There exists a direct link between the messages of Fred Rogers and moving through traumatic adversity such as the Holocaust. Hedda Bluestone Sharapan spent 45 years working side by side with “Miste...
CDS offering shuttle to Yom Hashoah program
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Community Day School for the communitywide Yom Hashoah program at Heinz Hall, Remembering Through Music, on Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. To avoid traffic and parking downtown, CDS is offering...
Warhol, PSO Join Federation's Holocaust Center for Yom Hashoah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are partnering with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for the city’s 2014 observance of Yom Hashoah. E...
Longtime Leader Leaving Pittsburgh Kollel
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
After 16 years at the helm of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, Rabbi Aaron Kagan has announced his resignation. Effective this summer, Kagan will leave the institution his late father, Rabbi Shau...
Metro Briefs April 17
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites Pittsburghers to celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Israel Fest, or iFest, at th...
Restroom petition is valuable lesson for Hillel Academy second-graders
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When students from Hillel Academy’s second grade wanted a restroom installed at one of their favorite parks, they traveled downtown. “It started with a story in their reader, and then we came acros...
Christianity as Judaism? For Jewish Federation’s Roman, it’s ‘spiritual deception’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2014 | 10 10 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Flyers distributed around Squirrel Hill advertising “Passover Worship” led by “Messianic rabbis” are the latest effort by a Christian evangelical organization to proselytize to Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...