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Seder traditions mark memories and fun
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
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From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
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When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
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Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
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Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...




AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized as a model for collaboration
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
AgeWell Pittsburgh, the central outreach umbrella for a myriad of services for senior citizens, has been chosen out of 350 applicants as one of eight finalists for the 2017 Collaboration Prize. If ...
The writing is on the wall: Alphabet City is North Side oasis for the arts
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a story about the 16th century rabbi, Isaac Luria, that has resonated with artist Diane Samuels for the last quarter century, a Jewish folktale, she explained, that is told in other cultur...
Robots behaving badly
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
How do humans react when robots … misbehave? That’s probably a question most people don’t even contemplate — machines are supposed to behave objectively and reliably, after all. But Aaron Steinfeld...
Benjy Grinberg has a California address but a Pittsburgh heart
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
If Benjy Grinberg’s sentiment was a song then the chorus would go something like, “I know where I’m from and have appreciation.” After a few moments with the Squirrel Hill native, that simple sense...
Mitzvah Bash welcomes purveyors, purchasers to a popping party
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The first thing to bring to Mitzvah Bash is dancing shoes. The second is a wallet. On Sunday, March 5, parents, grandparents and children traveled to the Ace Hotel in East Liberty for Mitzvah Bash,...
First arrest in bomb threat saga not enough, say community leaders
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
With federal authorities’ arrest of 31-year-old Juan Thompson on March 3 in connection with eight bomb threats to Jewish institutions since January, Jewish community professionals can breathe a par...