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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future
by Marc Shapiro and Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
Conversation about Israel takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Gordis began his address to supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh last week by announcing that what was about to happen within the walls of Rodef Shalom Congregation was ...



Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
Metro Briefs May 19
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...