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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 5 5 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Book Review A triumph of decency in a French Huguenot village
by Neal Gendler
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborator...
Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Sweet success practically guaranteed for Hadassah’s Sweet Sunday
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that Passover has passed and the remains of farcical matzah meal-based confections have been tossed in the trash, Pittsburghers have a real treat to look forward to: Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh...
Metro Briefs April 16
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Two hundred sixth- through 12th-grade area teens , along with 15,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects, as ...