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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
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 ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
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...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
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 ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
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...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
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...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
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 ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
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...
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ZOA-Pittsburgh director: Tax status issue will have no impact on local chapter
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Efforts by the Zionist Organization of America to restore its tax-exempt status are not expected to hamper its fund-raising efforts locally, the director of the ZOA-Pittsburgh District said. But th...
Jewish Pittsburgher takes first place in 2012 Great Race 5K
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Taylor has run competitively for about 10 years. And it shows. The Penn State senior won one of the most popular and well-attended races he ever participated in — the Sept. 30 5K run in the ...
Metro Briefs October 11
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Hoffmann , director general of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), will be the next speaker in the Conversations for A Jewish Future speaker series, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Katz Aud...
Federation pays tribute to volunteers at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Volunteers took center stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual meeting, Wednesday night. With the theme of a Hollywood premiere  — they were giving out popcorn and candy in th...
Joseph Eaton was professor of social work, committed Zionist
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Joseph W. Eaton, founder of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work doctoral program, died Monday, Oct. 15. He was 93. Eaton was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Nuremberg, Germany, as Josef Wech...
Youlus gets 4 years in prison for defrauding Torah buyers
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Menachem Youlus, the rabbi formerly known as the “Jewish Indiana Jones” because of his purported adventures in Europe rescuing Torahs lost in the Holocaust, will be serving 51 months in prison for ...
NCJW head: There’s much at stake in upcoming election
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to protecting their reproductive rights, Nancy Kaufman tells women “don’t get mad, get even.” Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, was at Rodef Shalom Congregation, T...
Program date clarification
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is hosting a Watch Party for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate (third and final debate) Monday evening, Oct. 22, at the Jewish Community Center.  Join your friends and neig...
PIIN to seek commitments on social justice issues centennial celebration here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,200 people of faith are expected to convene at Rodef Shalom Congregation Thursday, Oct. 18, searching for ways to address pressing social justice issues in the Pittsburgh area. Federal,...
For Israelis, trek across America is a deeply personal experience
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Equipped with a bike, and a boatload of determination, Tom Peled, an Israeli college student, is on a crusade to cure cancer. Peled, who founded the grassroots organization Bike for the Fight, is o...