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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hour of Discovery gives Jewish public school children lessons in heritage, tradition
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their ...
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‘Israel needs us’ is the call from Reform scholar Rabbi Yoffie
From a podium in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Eric Yoffie discussed religious life in Israel. For Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the topic is quite fam...
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The plight of Israel’s struggling Arab minority comes to Pittsburgh
While there is no question that there remains a disparity between the status of Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, the government of Israel, together with the help of some North American partners, ...
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Metro Briefs November 13
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
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Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
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Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
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Chag Sameach
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of … philanthropy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Trends in Jewish giving — among individuals as well as large foundations — are shifting. As Jews become more globally conscious, and open their wallets to more nonsectarian causes, their impact on ...
Keeping it simple
by Angela Leibowicz
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle Cooks is all about keeping it simple, tasty and nutritious, without being challenging in the kitchen. For this year’s Passover edition, the recipes are for everyday meals. The Whole F...
Almond Kisses alert
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pinskers Judaica has been informed by Barton's Candy that a very few tins of (non-Passover) Almond Kisses were mistakenly distributed into the Pittsburgh market for distribution to their customers....
Give a helping hand
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 04, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Amir Ashkenazi’s room at the University Place Family House in Oakland resembles a makeshift pharmacy. One dresser drawer is filled with syringes, another with antibiotics. Off to the side, a mini r...
Mega Mission signs up 250th participant for trip
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The 250th participant has registered for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Mega Mission, which is set for June 19-28. The mission, which marks the centennial of the federation, will inv...
Keystone Mountain Region holds benefit at Green Oaks
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO will host a benefit evening to support its programs, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Oaks Country Club in Verona. The evening will celebrate and showcas...
Jewish groups back health care act; others reserve opinion
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While recently among a crowd in New England, Lori Weinstein found that half the people in the room did not have health insurance because their employers did not provide it. “People are not getting ...
‘Kaddish’ a strong, sensitive look at unlikely friends
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Berlin is an ironic setting for a movie about the conflict between Jews and Arabs brought down to a personal level. But, as we see in “Kaddish for a Friend,” one of the last movies to be screened i...
Metro Briefs March 29
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Joel Rubin , director of policy and government affairs at the Ploughshares Fund in Washington, D.C., and a regular political columnist for the Chronicle, will be a brunch speaker for the Beth El Me...