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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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 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...
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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 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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...
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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 | 12 12 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 | 15 15 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...
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Archives
Samuel Rosenberg painting is restored at Heinz History Center
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Samuel Rosenberg, the influential painter who lived in Pittsburgh's Hill District, depicted many scenes of daily life in the city. His piece "Construction on Bigelow Boulevard, 1940," gives us an i...
Anti-Semitic fliers attack Emanuel
by Release
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fliers with anti-Semitic messages directed against Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel were distributed on a train line that runs through the city. The flier, distributed at a Chicago Transit...
Pittsburgh psychiatrist opposed to Desmond Tutu speech at national meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh area psychiatrist is protesting an appearance by South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu at a national psychiatric gathering in May. Tutu is scheduled to deliver the principal addre...
Jewish Disability Awareness Month means ‘inclusion’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy Langer understands the challenges of integrating a special needs child into the Jewish community. Her 8-year-old son, Martin, has autism. “It’s a struggle,” said the Mt. Lebanon resident, and...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is sponsoring a program to bring together Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim teenagers, Sunday, Feb. 20, at Oakland Catholic High School. The teenagers, who will c...
Food for thought at Hillel Academy
by Maia Wiesenfeld
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is the second in a series of articles the Chronicle will publish by three students from Hillel Academy on environmental changes going on in their school.) Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh is offe...
Israeli punks crash into U.S. rock with 'Not Yet'
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Monotonix didn’t have a choice — the Israeli punk rock trio from Tel Aviv simply had to come to the States. But it wasn’t ambition for stardom, exactly. While garnering a cult following in Tel Aviv...
Egypt revolution should not slow peace efforts — Gorenberg
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The two-week-old revolution in Egypt could affect Israel in several areas, but one of them shouldn’t be the peace process, according to Gershom Gorenberg. “Whichever outcome there is with Egypt, Is...
‘Balfour Declaration’ a comprehensive read — perhaps overly so
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Our familiar, too-simple explanation of the Balfour Declaration as a reward to Russian-born chemist Chaim Weizmann for synthesizing acetone for wartime explosives is thoroughly demolished by Jonath...
Campus police limited access to Hillel-JUC event
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Pittsburgh Police restricted last week’s publicly advertised Hillel Jewish University Center-sponsored lecture to students after 30-plus anti-Israel protestors showed up to disrup...