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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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Jewish leaders taking ‘wait and see’ approach to proposed budget
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2011-2012 budget, which would cut spending by more than 3 percent, potentially could significant affect programs and services in the Jewish community, Local leaders, how...
Downtown department store enshrined at Historic Pittsburgh
by Staff
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Frank and Seder clothing store, for decades a business institution Downtown, is now remembered on the Internet. The Rauh Jewish Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center has just posted a c...
Area’s young Jewish leaders energize selves at Vegas confab
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A dozen young Jewish leaders from Pittsburgh took off last week for a few days in Las Vegas, and what happened to them there will not stay there. That’s because they immersed themselves in Jewish c...
‘The Infidel’ opens JFilm Festival with a laugh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
What does a man’s name say about him? According to “The Infidel,” the 2010 British comedy that opens next week’s JFilm Festival, the answer is a lot, especially when he’s got two: Mahmud Nasir and ...
Jewish day schools launch first year free tuition program
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
They say the best things in life are free, and it seems the Jewish day schools of Pittsburgh are listening. The collective three schools — Community Day School, Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and Hi...
‘How the End Begins’ gives sobering analysis of nukes today
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Ron Rosenbaum foresees world toleration of “incessant incitement to genocide” leading Israel to use nuclear weapons to pre-empt an impending nuclear attack. “Israelis will not wait for the world to...
JRS newsletter addresses issues of special needs community
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburghers with special needs can now access information about community services through Connections, a collaborative e-newsletter sponsored by several local organizations. The newslette...
Knesset committee to discuss J Street
by JTA
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli Knesset committee will hold a hearing on the activities of J Street. The Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Public Diplomacy Committee said Wednesday that the hearing on J ...
What the Civil War meant for American Jews, then and now
by Jonathan D. Sarna
For the Forward
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WALTHAM, Mass. — The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is upon us. April 12 is the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, the war’s opening shot. From then, through the sesquicentennial anniver...
Yiddish lit professor says mamma loschen led to modernity
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To Ruth Wisse, world-renown professor of Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard University, the modernization of the Jewish people can be found in Yiddish literature. “Jews became modern mos...