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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
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Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
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Metro Briefs May 19
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
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Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
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Metro Briefs May 12
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
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Fox Chapel residents begin delivering food in JRA startup
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On a Sunday this past July, Jeff and Cheryl Lemberg of Fox Chapel were part of the first group of volunteers to pack and personally deliver boxes of food to waiting families across the region as pa...
YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A video showing college students educated in Pennsylvania who know virtually nothing about the Shoa is piquing new interest in efforts to make Holocaust education mandatory in the statewide public ...
'A Shot to Save the World'
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Smithsonian Channel will feature the broadcast premier of “A Shot to Save the World,” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.; it will also be shown Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The fi...
Terrorism expert to speak at University of Pittsburgh
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Avi Jorisch, an expert in terrorism and illicit finance, will speak to University of Pittsburgh students on topics ranging from terrorism financing, Iran, Syria and other relevant matters in the Mi...
American friends launch first kosher tour of Cuba
by Barbara Lewis, JNS.org
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community. Now two Jewish women, separated by a generation in age and more than 760 miles in physical location, have becom...
Engaging Jewish families
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Online publisher eJewish Philanthropy was launched in 2007 as an online publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community, according to the overview on th...
Federation, Rodef Shalom finish in top 10 in Day of Giving
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish nonprofits placed in the top 10 in terms of dollars raised in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2013 Day of Giving campaign. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed fourth in terms ...
TOL-OLS decides to keep religious school under its own roof
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer With enrollment down to 37 students spread throughout the eight grades of its religious school, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation was in a quandary last summer. ...
IllumiNER calling for menorah stories for Chanukah community event
by Staff and releases
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning is calling people from the community to enter their family menorah stories in a contest for the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event at the Heinz History Center in the S...
Brooklyn author’s first novel studies flawed relationships in literary scene
by Morton I. Teicher, For the Chronicle
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, scholarly critic and journalist Evan Hughes wrote “Literary Brooklyn,” an excellent study of writers in Brooklyn, beginning with Walt Whitman and concluding with an account of Brooklyn t...