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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...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
The Streit’s Matzo story comes to the silver screen
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” is far more than a Jewish Horatio Alger story. It is that, of course — the film documents the story of an immigrant baker who came to the United States and ...
Hard work continues to push Dylan Reese’s NHL goal
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Some kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some kids live that dream — case in point, Dylan Reese. The 31-year-old Upper St. Clair native is a 6-foot, 205-pound ice hockey defenseman for t...
Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
Jewish campaign workers connect with candidates, campaigns, communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
This cycle’s overexposure of presidential candidates has fostered innate familiarity with the remaining choices. Less apparent to many voters are myriad volunteers supporting each campaign. Jewish ...
Speaking out: Candidates target Chronicle readers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
In advance of the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, The Jewish Chronicle reached out to all presidential, senatorial and attorney general candidates and asked them to respond to questions of interest ...