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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
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Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
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Metro Briefs May 19
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
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Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
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Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of the South Hills will hold Mommy and Me classes taught by Batya Rosenblum Tuesdays through Jan. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. There is a charge. Con...
Chronicle to move to new location
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
After 25 years at the same location, The Jewish Chronicle is pulling up stakes. Western Pennsylvania’s only Jewish news organization recently sold its building at 5600 Baum Blvd., on the Shadyside-...
Keystone-Mountain BBYO to set up alumni organization
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Keystone Mountain Region BBYO will launch an alumni network Jan. 23. Friends & Alumni Network (FAN) will kick off that day with a 10 a.m. program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pitts...
Tel-Aviv’s $60M eco-office tower a go
by Green Prophet Staff
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tel Aviv’s first “green” office tower uses recycled, sustainable and domestic building materials and ecological maintenance procedures for a long-term low impact on nature. Israel’s scarce water an...
‘Living bridge’ between Pittsburgh, Karmiel turns 15
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is the first in a series of stories about Pittsburgh’s sister city relationship with Karmiel/Misgav in northern Israel. Associate Editor Justin Jacobs will be reporting from Israel; read his ...
Online Torah study class to accommodate the hearing impaired
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The integration of ancient text and modern technology is the foundation of WebYeshiva.org, a website that allows students to learn Torah online via real-time, interactive classrooms. Now, WebYeshiv...
‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal troubles chaplains
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With the U.S. Senate’s repeal last weekend of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military, it is anticipated that homosexuals, for the first time in U.S history,...
Teen becomes youngest Jewish Assistance Fund board member
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
High school student and organization board member aren’t titles that often overlap. But don’t tell that to Ben Cohen. The 17-year-old Squirrel Hill resident is just a few months away from graduatin...
At 80, Twerski’s gevurah pushes him to write, live and teach
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Writing, said Rabbi Abraham Twerski, is like composing a musical piece. One sits down to compose, and the ideas just come. And so it was with his newest book, “Gevurah: My Life, Our World, and the ...
Pittsburgh native leads Israel’s solar power revolution
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s burgeoning high tech industry is a sign of the country’s intelligence and ingenuity, but another development will actually make Israel brighter — solar power. Arava Power, an independent p...