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Longtime Leader Leaving Pittsburgh Kollel
After 16 years at the helm of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, Rabbi Aaron Kagan has announced his resignation. Effective this summer, Kagan will leave the institution his late father, Rabbi Shau...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites Pittsburghers to celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Israel Fest, or iFest, at th...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restroom petition is valuable lesson for Hillel Academy second-graders
When students from Hillel Academy’s second grade wanted a restroom installed at one of their favorite parks, they traveled downtown. “It started with a story in their reader, and then we came acros...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christianity as Judaism? For Jewish Federation’s Roman, it’s ‘spiritual deception’
Flyers distributed around Squirrel Hill advertising “Passover Worship” led by “Messianic rabbis” are the latest effort by a Christian evangelical organization to proselytize to Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...
Apr 22, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diller Teens come to town, use unique experience to bond
Shahak Avshalom admitted that he did not know that much about Pittsburgh. “I knew about the steel industry and the sports teams,” said the teenager. But the Israeli native learned a lot more about ...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 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 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 21 21 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 | 35 35 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...
Elsner: with Hamas, Hezbollah on defensive, time ripe for peace
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Alan Elsner was Executive Director for the Americas while at The Israel Project. The story in the Jan. 9 Chronicle gave his title incorrectly. His title has been corrected in the st...
Federation seeking volunteers for Fundfest 2014
by Staff and releases
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The 20th Fundfest, the annual phonathon by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit its Annual Campaign, will run from Sunday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 30, and volunteers are n...
Local YJ teens spend break doing community service in N.O., L.A.
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens forfeited a winter break filled with sleeping in and lounging around the house, for a week immersed in tikkun olam, helping the homeless and poverty stricken in Los Angeles and...