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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...
American synagogue faces revolution
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
The future of ... congregations
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
Italian teaching philosophy works in Jewish preschools
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia may be far removed from Pittsburgh, but a 67-year-old teaching philosophy that arose from the city’s devastation after World War II is having an impact on...
Community weighs in on proposed expansion of Rite Aid building
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Only 10 years old, the Rite Aid building in Squirrel Hill may be expanded by two floors if the developer receives approval from the City of Pittsburgh. Advocates of the project laid out their plans...
Jews support city resolution to oppose anti-Shariah bill
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish leaders backed a Pittsburgh City Council measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029, which has become known as “the anti-Shariah law bill.” Council passsed the resolution by a unanimous ...
Community adult learning
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Interested in learning 300 ways to ask the four questions? Perhaps studying the Napoleonic Sanhedrin of 1807 is more your thing. How about taking a tour of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz His...
Jews learn about Shariah
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty Pittsburgh attorneys, including many Jews, turned out Monday, Feb. 27, to learn about Shariah law in a one-time, three-hour course offered by the Agency for Jewish Learning, in partnership w...
Metro Briefs March 8
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-two top federation leaders from across the country took part in JFNA’s Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Greece and Israel this month. Participants received behind-the-scenes views of both...
Jewish Chronicle celebrates its past by covering the future
by Lee Chottiner
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, we made it! The Jewish Chronicle is 50 years old as of today, March 8, the same day our first issue came out a half-century ago. We know, we know … we don’t look a day over 40. It hasn’t alwa...