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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chronicle’s top stories of 2014 reflect area’s engaged Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
February: Community Scorecard rollout Jewish Pittsburgh’s agencies and institutions began some serious self-reflection in 2014, deciding to take a hard and fast look at how well they are meeting th...
Chanukah punctuated in Pittsburgh by demonstration
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
On the last night of Chanukah, Darlington Road and Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill were shut down by a 100-plus crowd demonstrating against deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York at th...
The power of ‘Night’ continues its haunting grip
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
How one of the most definitive Holocaust memoirs of our time escaped my attention is perplexing, but it was with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation that I sat down on a chilly November after...
Ordination ceremony in Poland marks milestone for Europe’s Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
It had been 75 years since the last such ceremony in Poland, but on Sept. 3, 2014, the Abraham Geiger College ordained four rabbis in the town of Wroclaw, which was once known as Breslau, Germany. ...
Metro Briefs December 25
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
Visual artist Rochelle Sherman will show her current paintings as well as her earlier collages in a solo exhibit opening on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and continuing to the end of the month at th...
J Street ramps up Israeli political coverage ahead of March elections
by Melissa Apter
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Melissa Apter For the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization J Street, the upcoming Israeli election is a moment of “clear choice.” Either Israelis will elect leadership that puts the ...
Local core of Israel advocates to build alliances
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty local leaders have completed nine hours of training to hone their Israel advocacy skills by participating in a countrywide initiative of the Israel Action Network (IAN) of the Jewish Federat...
White House Chanukah party celebrates the Alan Gross ‘miracle’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Bisno visited the White House once as a child on a brief tour, but this time his experience was vastly different. One of about 500 guests at the second of two White House Chanukah parti...
Ben-Gurion: ‘History’s gift to the Jewish people’
by Neal Gendler
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
“David Ben-Gurion’s greatest years were between 1942 and 1953,” said Anita Shapira, author of the latest in Yale’s “Jewish Lives” series of short biographies. “It seems that his whole life was but ...
As ‘Gone with the Wind’ turns 75, examining the Jewish influence on an epic film
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts w...