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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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Murder shocks community, but does not represent violence trend
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The murder of 90-year-old Cuddy Briskin last week sent shock waves through Squirrel Hill and the entire city, as many wondered what could drive someone to kill an elderly man. “It’s just an awful t...
Can CDS cranes bring refuah sheimah to Japan?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
According to Japanese folklore, a person who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted one wish. For the students of Community Day School, who have been busy folding cranes for the last few weeks, t...
Josh Kornbluth finds Warhol, and Judaism
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. — Josh Kornbluth didn’t find his Jewish identity the typical way. It was pop artist Andy Warhol who sparked the process that brought the successful San Francisco Bay Area performer...
‘The Names of Love’ stylishly questions how well lovers know each other
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
They just don’t make romantic movies like this in America. “The Names of Love” is a French film from 2010 packed with socio-political and sexually liberated messages, subtle humor, superb acting an...
Rabbi Moshe V. Goldblum dies
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Former colleagues of the late Rabbi Moshe V. Goldblum, who died in Israel, Sunday, April 3, remembered him Friday for his sincerity, his outreach and how seriously he took his responsibilities as t...
Be excited, too, by Music Festival’s 2011 performances
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
You’re not afraid of ghosts … are you? How about monsters? Well, if you are, try to get over it in time for this year’s Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which has just announced its 2011 season. T...
Cuddy Briskin, 90, found slain in his Squirrel Hill home
by Chronicle Staff
Apr 08, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Outrage has spread through the Jewish community and beyond in response to the murder of Cuddy Briskin, 90, a longtime Squirrel Hill resident who was found dead in his home Wednesday afternoon with ...
From tangos to lullabies, Jews made music during the Holocaust
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in the midst of the despair, suffering and anguish of the Holocaust, there was music. “It’s a tribute to the human spirit,” said Amy Spiegel Katz, who, along with Elaine Wertheim, is chairing ...
Local reaction to Goldstone retraction mixed, but hopeful
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sept. 15, 2009, the United Nations released a 574-page report, dubbed the Goldstone Report, of a fact-finding commission led by Judge Richard Goldstone into possible human rights violations comm...
IAN plans grassroots efforts to fight Israel delegitimization
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Last June, an eight-person delegation of local Jewish leaders met with a group of Presbyterian leaders from throughout the region to voice concerns about the national church’s position on Israel. T...