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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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Metro Briefs February 6
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its Annual Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center’s Levinson Hall.   Jay and Margaret Angel are this year’s guests of honor ...
Condemnation of ASA boycott pending in state legislature
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The state Legislature is considering companion resolutions condemning the Academic Studies Association for its recent votes to boycott Israeli universities. House resolution 627, which is co-sponso...
Pitt professor to address Jerusalem evolution at South Hills Torah Weekend
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jason von Ehrenkrook, the Perlow lecturer in Classical Judaism at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the scholar-in-residence for Torah Weekend in the South Hills, Feb. 7-8. Torah Weekend is an ...
J Street program addresses Jerusalem, Jewish identity
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The sign taped to the door of Room B at the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library Sunday read, “Jerusalem: Can one city serve as capital to both Israel & the future Palestinian state?” Inside, r...
Braunstein’s Me2/Orchestra plays right notes with inclusive message
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 58, Gigi Weisman, a violinist and children’s entertainer, thought that her days playing in an orchestra were behind her. Weisman, who began playing violin as a child, has always loved making...
Local woman — WUPJ official — monitors tense standoff in Ukraine
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Anne Molloy is following the political upheaval in Ukraine, during which at least two Jews have been attacked while a public commemoration for Holocaust victims was called off. As chair of the Form...
URJ’s Rick Jacobs to visit Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The leader of the largest Jewish denomination in the world will visit Pittsburgh in February to meet with rabbis and lay leaders here. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, ...
Reporter makes calls at this year’s FundFest
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 13 13 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...