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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 | 11 11 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 | 13 13 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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 22 22 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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Reform teens gather in Pittsburgh for WINSTY weekend
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 100 Reform teens from across Pennsylvania and West Virginia lent a hand at local nonprofits this past weekend while sharpening their social justice skills. The activities were part of the...
Rodef Shalom Sisterhood Movie Night coming up
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom will screen “The Rape of Europa,” at its next Movie Night, Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in Levy Hall. “The Rape of Europa,” a 2007 award-winning documentary, explores ...
Jewish funerals use live streaming to reach more people
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
In the digital age, people are using the new media every day to connect with each other — and with their deceased. That happened again on Jan. 8 when mourners of Fayth (Aronson) Berkowitz were able...
Jews come together during water emergency in West Virginia
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Pushkin has literally carried the water for the people of Charleston, W.Va. Since last Friday, the Charleston taxi driver and member of B’nai Jacob Synagogue has been using his van to lug c...
Rosenberg denies allegations contained in bris lawsuit
by Toby Tabachnick and Lee Chottiner, Chronicle Staff
Jan 15, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, a Pittsburgh mohel who was sued last month for allegedly causing an infant “a catastrophic and life-changing injury” during a 2013 bris, has filed his answer to the compl...
Rummage sale to benefit Jewish ALS patients
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A Richland Township family is one of many that will benefit from a Jan. 26 rummage sale sponsored by Chabad of Fox Chapel to benefit families in the Jewish community affected by ALS. Stanley Nadule...
Sharon part of Israel’s greatest generation
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister who died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel, at age 85, will be remembered as one of the most prominent, powerful and divisive figur...
J-SITE enrollment down; decline reflects national trend for supplemental schools
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, there were more than 40 Jewish teenagers from the South Hills who traveled to Squirrel Hill each Sunday and/or Wednesday night to join with their peers in learning Hebrew and Judaic...
Metro Briefs January 16
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host the Winter Institute for Temple Youth (WINSTY), a social action weekend from Jan. 17 to 19. More than 112 teens from across the state, including 35 from Pittsburgh and West V...
‘Fanny Herself’ story of strong a woman who bucks times
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle is pleased to bring back Hilary Daninhirsch’s popular series, “Retro Reviews.” Throughout 2014, Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books by noted authors in literar...