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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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Jewish Pittsburgh studies all night and into the morning to mark Shavuot
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews don’t agree on everything, but many agreed to come together at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center Saturday night, May 26, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Jews of all different denominations we...
Eight over 80 2012 honorees to be feted at Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
An evening of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour is in store for eight local honorees, all over the age of 80, and those assembled to pay them tribute. Sarita Eisner, Bernard Latterman, Susie Wolf, El...
Metro Briefs May 31
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will present biologist Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation....
American Jewish hockey star plays for German national team
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Kaufmann is different than most hockey players, especially in Germany where he plays professional hockey. The Plymouth, Minn., native had many family members killed in the Holocaust. Now he pl...
Nelson: Kosher Gospel is ‘taking hallelujah back’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Nelson remembers being served collard greens at his family’s seder table. It’s a far cry from the typical parsley and celery, but probably emblematic of Nelson’s culturally melded upbringing...
Flags fly in Jewish Pittsburgh cemetery
May 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
The Beth Shalom Cemetery Men's Club placed new U.S. flags at the graves of all the veterans at the congregation cemetery prior to this year's Memorial Day. The ritual, which the men's club repeats ...
Carol Leifer finds humor in a loaf of rye, and other life moments
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
When stand-up comic and television writer Carol Leifer came out as a lesbian to her Long Island Jewish parents, she was already in her 40s, and had been married and divorced from a man. But she was...
Vanishing parve chips create buying frenzy for Trader Joe’s customers here
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  For a case?  How about six cases? Would you believe over $650?  That is what the Kisilinsky family of Squirrel Hill shelled out for six cases o...
Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...
Descendants of refugees thank Gruber for her efforts
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
While Ruth Gruber drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 100-plus admirers Sunday, no one was happier to see the legendary 100-year-old journalist than Bob Konig. “Thank you for bringing my gran...