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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh native helps magic happen at Sundance Film Festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 10 10 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 | 12 12 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 | 7 7 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 | 55 55 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 | 11 11 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...
Local woman acts as zamler for father’s cantorial songs
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For close to 50 years, Judy Heiser Stein’s father, Cantor Mordecai Heiser, sang at B’nai Israel Congregation in the East End. Some years after he passed away in 1989, she looked at her father’s can...
Metro Briefs November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighty teens from KMR-BBYO , were in Detroit from Nov. 10 to 12 for a summit on raising awareness about hunger. The program, called “Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness an...
Women’s mission to Prague, Budapest slated
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Pittsburgh area women will be exploring Prague and Budapest next year on a Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Philanthropy Mission. The journey, which will run from July 3 t...