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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 | 11 11 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 | 13 13 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 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 22 22 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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Bone marrow registration drive aids Jews
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Pittsburgh resident is organizing a bone marrow registration drive for Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the North Hills. While the drive is open to all, Deena Alansky says Jews face a greater challeng...



Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(When Rabbi Rick Jacobs was installed as president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement, in June 2012, he promised to turn Reform Judaism into a “movement ...
Schechter Day School Network goes independent
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Schechter Day School Network (SDSN), a voluntary association of day schools in North America long identified with the Conservative movement, has become independent of its umbrella organization,...
Vanessa Hidary impresses audience with spoken word performance
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Vanessa Hidary, better known by her stage name, The Hebrew Mamita, performed Thursday evening, Feb. 6, at the Union Project in East Liberty, to some 100 people as part of the Holocaust Center of Pi...
Rescuing Chagall’s paintings, abandoning Chagall
by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The new George Clooney film, “The Monuments Men,” tells the thrilling story of U.S. military personnel who during World War II risked their lives to rescue paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Pica...
Area Chabad women attend international conference in Brooklyn
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, it was a typical ladies’ getaway: a trip out of town with close friends, great food prepared by someone else, and time to relax a bit from the work back home. But the International Co...
Birthright trip eye opener for Hillel JUC participants
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center participated in a December 2013 Birthright trip with students. One of the participants, Leah Kaufman, a University of Pittsburgh student and intern at Hillel JUC, ca...
Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dori Oshlag will never be able to think of Susan Wolfe without seeing a handwritten thank you note. Literally. Oshlag still has the note. It’s hanging on the bulletin board in her office. Wolfe, on...
Harris-Gershon bumped from speaking engagement at UC Santa Barbara Hillel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story; it also includes links to references at the end.) David Harris-Gershon, a Jewish Pittsburgh writer and teacher, says he is not a supporter of...
Judge strikes part of Bloom suit against Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge has ruled that allegations of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment should be stricken from Sandee Bloom’s complaint for employment discrimination against former...