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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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Pittsburgh-based composer proves opera can be ‘cool and hip’
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas Levine began Bucknell University as a management major and switched to the music program after his freshman year. “You can imagine how traumatic that parents’ weekend was!” He never looked ...
Baring it all: Hadassah’s unique approach empowers women who have survived breast cancer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Local survivors of breast cancer and their female family members and friends are invited by Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh to bare their breasts — and be decorated — at an upcoming event in October du...
Metro Briefs June 11
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced staff changes to its Oakland office. Jason Oppenheimer comes to the Federation from Denver and is Young Adult Division director. Oppenheime...
JAA’s Memory Care Programs get boost from Glen Campbell film
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The sniffles of the film attendees in the darkened movie theater reached a fever pitch as the country songs played behind rolling footage of an aging artist. “I have cried, and I have laughed, and ...
With eye to the future, Childs frames socially conscious eyewear business
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Childs was in college in Syracuse when he had an epiphany about eyewear. Even after he helped friends get discounts on high-end glasses at his father’s stores, Eyetique and 3 Guys Optical, h...
Pomegranate’s Nepal connection readies for trip home, thanks to fundraiser
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When an earthquake shook Nepal in April, the water rose and floods ensued — totally damaging a local chef’s family home and surroundings. Prashant Lama’s family lost their home when their village o...
Ugandan cantor inspires CDS with songs of peace, encouragement
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On the last day of school the floors shook. Five hundred little feet pounded against the hardwood in Community Day School’s gymnasium as large circles began to form. As 250 children danced around h...
In honor of his mother, young entrepreneur ‘bottles’ his desire to help
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ben Kander was just 22 years old in 2012 and a graduating senior at Emory University, when his mother, Ellen Weiss Kander, died of liver cancer. The younger Kander missed his graduation ceremony in...
Leaders with a commitment to the ‘Jewish way’ are Wexner’s ‘tremendous gift’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
They are presidents of Jewish schools and board members of Jewish organizations. They preside over committees and task forces and congregations. They are your Jewish community leaders, and many are...
Klein, in her new council role, promises ‘integrity, transparency’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Terri Klein has been involved in “little ‘p’ politics” for more than 20 years, she said, beginning with an appointment in the early 1990s to the 14th Ward Democratic Committee. But circumstances ch...