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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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Local woman — WUPJ official — monitors tense standoff in Ukraine
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Anne Molloy is following the political upheaval in Ukraine, during which at least two Jews have been attacked while a public commemoration for Holocaust victims was called off. As chair of the Form...
URJ’s Rick Jacobs to visit Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The leader of the largest Jewish denomination in the world will visit Pittsburgh in February to meet with rabbis and lay leaders here. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, ...
Reporter makes calls at this year’s FundFest
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle sent correspondent Ilana Yergin to this year’s Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh FundFest to write a first-person account of what it’s like to solicit money for ...
Metro Briefs January 30
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sajowitz Endowment Fund of Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Beth El Congregation’s Men’s Club and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills will host a scholar-in-residence we...
Yom Hashoah project marks collaboration between Warhol Museum, Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Inspired by the students of a small middle school in Whitwell, Tenn., who collected 6 million paper clips to illustrate the enormity of the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Roger Smith, ev...
Mark Perlin developed hi-tech analysis for DNA samples
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
His bio could be that of an edgy, new DC Comics superhero: A mild-mannered computer scientist leaves his faculty position at a well-respected university (say, Carnegie Mellon), to create a new tech...
Sewickley grocer once traveled for delicacies, now for the Jewish experience
by Adam Reinherz
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marshall Morgan went traveling, the Sewickley grocer always stayed alert for exotic cheeses, mustards and preserves.   A purveyor of gourmet foods, Morgan shopped differently. Some people buy ...
Statewide campaign to raise pre-K awareness kicks off at JCC
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
With too few Pennsylvania children enrolled in pre-K education programs, a statewide campaign was launched Thursday to trumpet the need for such schooling. In Pittsburgh, a press conference was hel...
Metro Briefs January 23
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra , under the direction of Manfred Honeck, will perform this year’s free “Music for the Spirit” concert, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Churc...
Vibrant Pittsburgh, Urban Affairs Foundation announce 2014 grant recipients
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic ...