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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Reporter makes calls at this year’s FundFest
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle sent correspondent Ilana Yergin to this year’s Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh FundFest to write a first-person account of what it’s like to solicit money for ...
Metro Briefs January 30
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The Sajowitz Endowment Fund of Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Beth El Congregation’s Men’s Club and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills will host a scholar-in-residence we...
Yom Hashoah project marks collaboration between Warhol Museum, Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Inspired by the students of a small middle school in Whitwell, Tenn., who collected 6 million paper clips to illustrate the enormity of the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Roger Smith, ev...
Mark Perlin developed hi-tech analysis for DNA samples
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
His bio could be that of an edgy, new DC Comics superhero: A mild-mannered computer scientist leaves his faculty position at a well-respected university (say, Carnegie Mellon), to create a new tech...
Sewickley grocer once traveled for delicacies, now for the Jewish experience
by Adam Reinherz
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marshall Morgan went traveling, the Sewickley grocer always stayed alert for exotic cheeses, mustards and preserves.   A purveyor of gourmet foods, Morgan shopped differently. Some people buy ...
Statewide campaign to raise pre-K awareness kicks off at JCC
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
With too few Pennsylvania children enrolled in pre-K education programs, a statewide campaign was launched Thursday to trumpet the need for such schooling. In Pittsburgh, a press conference was hel...
Metro Briefs January 23
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra , under the direction of Manfred Honeck, will perform this year’s free “Music for the Spirit” concert, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Churc...
Vibrant Pittsburgh, Urban Affairs Foundation announce 2014 grant recipients
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic ...
Jews give their own take on proposed PSO trip to Iran
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock believes in music. And that’s why the retired music professor from Duquesne University and recognized composer whose “Sixth Symphony” was performed last October by the Pittsburgh Sympho...
Yahrzeit weekend to address genetic disease screening
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Still dealing with the loss of their son Mikey 10 years after his untimely death, Nina and Danny Butler have found what is for them a meaningful way to honor his memory. The Mikey Butler Yahrzeit W...