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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 | 10 10 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 | 12 12 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 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 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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Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival draws inspiration from fables
by Toby Tabachnick
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Three of the most renowned tales in Jewish folklore will come to life beginning this week, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival. The Festival, an annual summer concert series founded in...
World traveling family donates new Torah to Pittsburgh Chabad
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Shavuot is the holiday in which Jews celebrate receiving the Torah from God. This year, Chabad of Pittsburgh can celebrate doubly. Just in time for Shavuot, a new-to-Pittsburgh family, the Atlans, ...
Jews prepare for their Shavuot all-nighter
by Toby Tabachnick
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The night before God gave the Torah to the Jews, they went to sleep so that they would be well rested for the next day’s momentous event, according to a story in the Midrash. But, they overslept. M...
AJM’s new exhibition examines our relationship with water
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s all around us — and inside us — but in many ways, we take it for granted. It’s water, and it’s the theme of “Too Shallow for Diving: The 21st Century is Treading Water,” a new exhibition at th...
Point Park puts on 'Diary of Anne Frank'
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no shortage of routes to take when learning about the Holocaust: visiting the museums, reading the books, watching the movies or talking to the survivors. But, as Shirley Tannenbaum, head ...
Holocaust survivor to become bat mitzva at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
May 26, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
As a survivor of the Stutthof concentration camp, Fanny Gelernter still becomes distraught at certain sights and sounds: trains, crying children, the large smokestacks at the Waterfront. But she is...
Campus aliyah group brings interested students together for Israel and ice cream
by Justin Jacobs
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel may be the land of milk and honey, but for a group of Pittsburgh college students interested in making aliyah, Israel means ice cream. Last year, the Jewish Agency for Israel launched its Ca...
Reform movement building demo for e-prayer book
by Lee Chottiner
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
As Daniel Medwin received his ordination in 2010 at the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the newly minted Reform rabbi knew he wasn’t bound for a pulpit posi...
Local military chaplain wins Rabbinical Council award
by Lee Chottiner
May 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi, in accepting an achievement award Monday for military chaplains, emphasized the need to attract more rabbis to the service. The Rabbinical Council of America, an organization re...
Young Peoples Synagogue sends youngest member to study in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 22, Derek Kwait is the youngest member of Young Peoples Synagogue — by 40 or 50 years. But despite the age difference between Kwait and the other members of YPS, he says he has found a sense...