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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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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Urban Pathways Charter School students to visit Holocaust Museum
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Students who traveled to Poland last summer to learn about the Holocaust firsthand with Classrooms Without Borders have a mandate from Zipora Gur, the founder of the group: share your inspiration. ...
Jew'colades
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Droz , president of Droz and Associates, a small firm that has developed brands and marketing campaigns for the Pittsburgh Jewish community, dominated the American Marketing Association’s “Mark...
Arthur Fidel reshaped Federation at tumultuous time
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur George Fidel’s impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community will be felt for a long time. It was his vision and leadership that helped shaped the current model of the Jewish Federation of Great...
JCC chalks up first GPIBL win of season against Urban Pathways
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center picked up its first Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League win of the season, Thursday, Dec. 6, in a solid performance at home against Urban Pathways. Gaining ...
Irene Jacob — German refugee — led life of service, culture here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Walter Jacob is grateful for the 54 years of marriage with his wife Irene, who died last week after months of living with lung cancer. He was also grateful they escaped the same fate that consumed ...
Families share Chanuka prayers and candle lighting at JCC
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Families march to the front of the Jewish Community Center to light the outdoor Chanukia in celebration of the first night of Chanuka, Saturday, Dec. 9. Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish educator at the JC...
Biblical Botanical Garden co-founder was memorable fixture at Rodef Shalom
by Staff and releases
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Irene Jacob, 84, a well-known gardener, author and the founding director of the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation died peacefully Thursday at her home in Point Breeze. Her husb...
JCC Basketball: Shapera era begins with 2012-13 varsity season
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a new era of JCC basketball here in the city of Pittsburgh, and this year’s varsity team is prepared to be the face of it. Led by its newly appointed head coach, Hal Shapera, a Squirrel Hill n...
Temple Sinai speaker describes religious evolution in U.S.
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A culture change in American society occurred in the 1960s as the decade ushered in an era of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Yet perhaps unbeknownst to many who lived through that time, a significan...
Rabbi Amy Hertz to leave Rodef Shalom when contract expires
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Amy Hertz will be leaving Rodef Shalom Congregation this June at the conclusion of her five-year contract. Since coming to Pittsburgh following her ordination from the Cincinnati campus of th...