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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Victims of child sexual abuse come first, say Orthodox speakers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
David Menachem Gordon was a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge when he went missing one day in mid-August. Two days later, he was found dead, with his...
‘It’s no secret’ for Israel, U.S.: Beware of Hezbollah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
While ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hamas continue to grab the daily headlines, there is another terrorist threat that is stronger, better organized and more likely to wreak havoc in both Israel and the Unite...
Individual empowerment is a GIFT these teachers gladly receive
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when one teacher hits another teacher? Empowerment, or at least that’s what they were saying at Community Day School on Monday night. Under the auspices of GIFT (Giving It Forward, Tog...
At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — It may be the most elevated Shabbat service in the country, and not just because of the spirited singing. Held in a rustic cabin in the woods off a ski slope at Deer Valley resort...
Josh Shapiro ready for next phase of career
by Jason Cohen, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says he is ready to “clean up the mess” created by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Shapiro, 42, a longtime member of Beth Sholom Congregation in the Phil...
Metro Briefs February 18
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle will publish a roundup of Purim activities in the March 10 edition. To be included, send a brief description, including activity, date, time and contact information to newsdesk...
World Wide Wrap binds J-JEP students and volunteers
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a wrap. Or at least, it was a wrap. On Sunday, Feb. 7, students from the Joint Jewish Education Program (J-JEP) participated in World Wide Wrap. The annual program, organized by the Federation...




JCC wins tournament it co-hosted with Hillel Academy
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC may well be the host with the most — points that is. In the 1st Annual Tri-State Basketball Tournament and Shabbaton (a program organized by Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Comm...
Bible spotlighted as local author hosts book launch
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the beginning, the book was launched. On Thursday, Feb. 11, local author Beth Kissileff hosted an event at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill marking the release of her anthology, “Rea...
Jews and opioid addiction: No one is immune
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Opioid addiction struck Kim*, a 25-year-old Jewish woman from Pittsburgh’s East End, while she was still attending a private middle school in Shadyside. ( * Some names in this story have been chang...