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Iran: ‘It’s not just bad for Jews, it’s bad for Muslims too’
Mark came to the United States from his homeland of Iran when he was a teenager, prior to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. His plan was to attend school in the States for a few years, then head home...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran deal gets expert treatment at Federation program
Questions and concerns about the Iran nuclear deal were confronted head-on by Middle East expert Patrick Clawson last Thursday night at a program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...
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Pittsburgh CRC sees ‘plethora’ of opinions on Iran deal
Jewish federations around the country are responding to this month’s Iran nuclear deal with words such as “worried,” “mistrustful,” “fearful” and “grave concerns.” Most are counseling their communi...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...
Metro Briefs November 1
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Snir has joined the staff of three Jewish community agencies to support educational and programming efforts in Pittsburgh. She will divide her time between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitt...
Frankel, Medved spar on Israel, other issues at Aish debate
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The presidential election is just a week away. All three debates are in the books, and polls say that most voters have made up their minds. But none of that, not even a colossal East Coast hurrican...
Holocaust Center to commemorate Kristallnacht at August Wilson
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its annual Kristallnacht commemoration program, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African Ame...
Pittsburgh Jews stand with Hoffman at Shema-in
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
About 130 Pittsburgh area men and women showed their solidarity with jailed Israeli activist Anat Hoffman Sunday by donning their tallitot and reciting the Shema — the precise reasons police have a...
JAA to begin master plan study; celebrates goals at annual meeting
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging used its first annual meeting in more than a decade to unveil a new master planning process to evaluate its needs and how to meet them. “We’re in the very early stag...
Schiff to lead lecture, study series for Beth Shalom's 95th anniversary
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will mark its 95 th anniversary this weekend with a series of discussions and study programs featuring Rabbi Danny Schiff. “Congregation Beth Shalom is proud of our legacy ...
Kaplan panel discussion 10/30 at Rodef Shalom has been cancelled
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the panel portion of the program on "Civility in Political Discourse" scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been cancelled.  The text study portion of the progr...
Jewish genetic disease screening postponed
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the impending storm predicted for Tuesday, Oct. 30, and the Philadelphia partners' travel difficulties, the Jewish genetic disease screening to has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at ...
Israeli ecologist speaks at temples; rain garden created at Temple Sinai
by Lee Chottiner and Toby Tabachnick, Chronicle Staff
Oct 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Cicelsky wants to create more than just sustainable communities; he wants to create cradle-to-cradle sustainable communities. And he wants to make Israel a center of the sustainability movemen...