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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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In the world of poverty, Circles is a vital program for connecting the dots
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
When I arrived at the Poverty Simulation workshop on May 4 at the Levinson Hall’s main entrance at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, I was no longer Bee Schindler. I would be a part of ...
Bob Adler celebrates 95 his way
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people celebrate birthdays with cakes. Others hang streamers and signs. For Robert “Bob” Adler’s 95th birthday, he led Shacharit and Musaf services and chanted the Haftarah. While family and f...
Objection not overruled: School board opt-out policy ‘baffling'
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A Franklin Regional School Board member is being forced to defend her words after seeming to endorse Holocaust denial during a debate over an expanded opt-out policy. Board member Jane Tower drew c...
At J&R Day Camp, nature calls, and the approach is intentional
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
J&R Day Camp is headed back to its roots, as the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s summer program for children ages 2 to 16 refocuses on nature — and intention — in its emphasis on th...
Maurice “Tito” Braunstein, a Jewish life in one act
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Maurice “Tito” Braunstein, Pittsburgh’s patron of Jewish theater, passed away on Sunday, April 26. He was 86. For most of his adult life, Braunstein straddled two acts — law and performing arts. Af...
At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
by Toby Axelrod, JTA
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
Metro Briefs May 7
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced that Meryl Ainsman will chair the 2016 Annual Campaign. Ainsman holds several executive committee roles: vice chair of the board of directo...
Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
by Neal Gendler
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
Effective advocacy for Israel: learning techniques that work
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of the State of Israel often feel angry and frustrated when they read incorrect and misleading  articles on the Israeli elections, the Arab-Israel conflict and other related topics, but ...
Center for Women’s internship program provides huge workforce opportunity
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Karen Burns Sharif had been out of the workforce for about 10 years, primarily as a stay-at-home mom, when she first heard about the Center for Women’s internship program for women seeking to enter...