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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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Archives
Mentor support equals teacher retention in Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A good teacher is hard to find, and maybe harder to keep. As the nation’s economy continues to sag, local Jewish day schools are fighting to retain their teachers through professional support, even...
Chronicle wins 2 Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle won two Simon Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence at the just-concluded annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Dallas. The awards reflect a conti...
‘Pink Rabbit’ marks coming of age in a dark age
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Leon Kalson led expansion of Jewish Home and Hospital
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Leon Kalson, an expert in the field of geriatrics and, for years, the president of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, June 14, just three days shy of his 90t...
Recent olim tell their stories, share their feelings
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Meira and Yaakov Sacks thought for a long time about making aliya (moving to Israel as an Israeli citizen) but their deliberation came to a head last winter when they realized their oldest child, 6...
Shalom Pittsburgh joins renewal efforts in areas citywide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Pittsburgh Mitzvah Day, organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, may be held around Christmas each year, but this Sunday it’s time to celebrate Christmas in July. Shalom...
Federation approves $20 million in allocations
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is allocating more than $20 million this year to support its core agencies as well as relief and collaborative projects locally, in Israel and around the...
PJC director: State budget cuts could have been worse for Jews
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Pennsylvania state budget, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law last week, came as no surprise to Jewish service agencies that have been preparing for months for the deep cuts into fundin...
Squirrel Hill woman to open women's academy this fall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When Amy Guterson was growing up in an Orthodox Jewish household, she faced a difficult dilemma: how to reconcile her passion and talent for theater arts within the boundaries that shape the lifest...
Kosher is going upscale
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Opening a kosher cookbook in 2011 likely means that the ever-present “kosher” reference in the title lets observant cooks know the recipes within are safe. But the word kosher no longer means more ...