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Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
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Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
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Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
Metro Briefs April 28
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The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
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In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
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Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
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Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
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It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
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NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
Globe Briefs April 21
by JTA reports
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Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...