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Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local entrepreneur looking to process medical marijuana
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Gabe Perlow has high hopes for his new company, PurePenn LLC. Perlow, former general counsel at Pittsburgh-based McKnight Realty Partners, is also CEO of PurePenn, a company he formed with the inte...




Caliban’s warehouse is a wild isle of discovery
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Inside the cobalt-blue building on Craig Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is a shop with barrister bookcases and thousands of titles. Beloved by bookworms and bibliophiles, Caliban Books...
Kinky Friedman ‘on the road again’ with stop in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and who is famous for such hit songs as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anym...
‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust
by Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
The acclaimed British portrait photographer Harry Borden spent five years traveling the world photographing Holocaust survivors. In the introduction to “Survivor: a portrait of survivors of the Hol...
Judith Robinson’s ‘Carousel’ gets proper launch at Alphabet City
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
If it’s not every poet’s dream to do a book launch at a venue called Alphabet City, maybe it should be. The new space on Pittsburgh’s North Side for literature and arts programming, established by ...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in the Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Buildi...
AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized with $150,000 grant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort between three local Jewish organizations that coordinates services for senior citizens, will receive a $150,000 grant as the winner of the 2017 Collaborat...
‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ tells of resilience, hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine growing up never knowing that you were from a family of Holocaust survivors. Then imagine that once you discovered the truth, you learned that there was an incredible story behind the story...
Metro Briefs April 14
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha seeks community collaboration
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Things are looking up at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, according to the congregation’s president, Michael Eisenberg. Despite the shrinking membership, budget issues and other challenges faced by so man...