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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Halevi: Most Israelis are centrists, leaning left and right
by Staff Reports
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer and scholar Yossi Klein Halevi came to Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill Sunday to speak about his new book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem ...
Annual shluchim gathering like ‘spiritual shot in arm’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Howard Schapiro of Upper St. Clair is not a Chasidic Jew, but last week marked his third time in attendance at the annual International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries in New York. With n...
Holocaust Center exhibition ‘3 Perspectives’ to open Dec. 5
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is curating a traveling exhibition intended to foster understanding of the Shoah through art, narrative writing and history. The ...
Pittsburgh native helps magic happen at Sundance Film Festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
David Ginsberg remembers his days growing up in Stanton Heights, a kid who spent a lot of time watching TV and playing around with technology. He recalls saving every penny he made working in the l...
Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Metro Briefs November 21
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Vegetarians of North America has launched its new website and professional leadership program. “Concerns about food safety and the mistreatment of animals are at an all-time high, while diet...
WSJ columnist: Obama to blame for loss of U.S credibility abroad
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal blasted the Obama administration for nearly agreeing to a treaty with Iran, which he says would have left its nuclear program intact while we...
Beth Shalom, Ohav Shalom reach deal on new cemetery
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill and Temple Ohav Shalom of the North Hills have reached an agreement that will create a new Temple Ohav Shalom cemetery, which will accommodate interfaith f...
… Or you’ll have to wait 77,000 years for next Thanksgivukkah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
About a year ago, former Pittsburgher Dana Reichman Gitell was driving her car through the streets of her current hometown — Boston — when her mind turned to the upcoming once-in-a-lifetime converg...
Scenes from the NCJW Designer Days and 120th birthday celebration
Nov 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) kicked off its 43rd annual NCJW Designer Days sale with its annual Patron Event, Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Monroeville Convention Center. T...