facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Photo exhibit pays tribute to Albanian Muslims
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When Norman Gershman told his friend, fellow photographer Stuart Huck, that he was traveling to Albania to shoot pictures of righteous people, Huck was happy to offer advice about what photographic...
Pro-Israel, pro-Palestine students share views at Pitt
by Abby Gordon
Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Any program that can get young Jews and Palestinians to sit together under the same tent, then peacefully and respectfully discuss the issues that divide them, is arguably a darn good program. That...
Federation touts ‘Mega Mission’ at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, this was not your typical Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh annual meeting. Typical annual meetings aren’t planned around the theme of an international flight to Israel. Typical annual me...
Correction
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning also participated in the Pittsburgh Day of Giving, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4. The agency was unintentionally left off a list published in the Sept. 22 Chronicl...
Seeing God’s love
Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
by Rabbi Mike Werbow
Congregation Beth Shalom
Sep 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations! We have all made it to the first Shabbat of 5772. For the past week (or more) we have been wishing each other, “L’shana tova tikateyvu,” (may you be inscribed for a good year). Now...
Life with Tourette’s
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marc Elliot was a junior in high school, he got kicked off a Greyhound bus for shouting a racial epithet. Elliot did not blurt out the offensive term intentionally, but that incident may well ...
Still opens for the High Holy Days
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a continuing series of stories of synagogues that are outliving their congregations.) Amidst the stacks of papers covering the desk of John Katz at his real est...
Beth Shalom art show gets under way this week
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will host a festival this week showcasing more than 1,500 works of Israeli art, including original oil and watercolor paintings, lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, at the ...
Day of Giving set for Oct. 4
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish nonprofit organizations will be among some 500 entities participating Tuesday, Oct. 4, in this year’s Pittsburgh Day of Giving, supported by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Community residents ar...
Parking policy in place for holidays
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Pittsburgh will again extend the courtesy of a no ticketing policy for street cleaning and/or early trash placement during Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. City Counc...