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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
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Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
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Metro Briefs May 19
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
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Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 12
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
Metro Briefs April 28
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...




Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...