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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
Israeli students show off scientific prowess
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
by Dave Rullo, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
Metro Briefs May 14
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
Samaritan photographs on display at JCC
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar’s 43 photographs of Israel’s Samaritan community are on exhibit at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh through July 24. The photographs tell a...




Add resilience for successful parenting recipe
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, Deborah Gilboa, a family physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, was delivering occasional health talks in the community along with her colleague, Dr. Andrea Fox, and realized...
In the world of poverty, Circles is a vital program for connecting the dots
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
When I arrived at the Poverty Simulation workshop on May 4 at the Levinson Hall’s main entrance at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, I was no longer Bee Schindler. I would be a part of ...