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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
Pittsburgh native’s first novel became his first screenplay — and a film capturing Sundance awards
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When you hear the words “teenager with a terminal illness,” it’s likely that the place your brain leaps to isn’t, “very funny.” Yet Jesse Andrews, author of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” has ma...
Metro Briefs June 18
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
Local activist seeks to put black-owned businesses on the map
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Joy Katz and Cindy Croot were giving away money in April. There was only one catch. The 100 people who received $10 from these two white artists had to promise to spend the funds in black-owned bus...
Push is on as sisterhoods, women’s groups seek younger members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
About 40 women sit around tables set up in a Yeshiva Girls School classroom, gathered to share the recent accomplishments and upcoming programs of the respective organizations that they lead. It is...