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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
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Who is—the latest Jewish trivia whiz?
by Ken Mandel
JointMedia News Service
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Answer: Jason Keller. The man who won $213,900 over the course of nine episodes on Jeopardy!, the classic quiz show, now envisions traveling to Israel for competitive Scrabble. While many Jews who ...
Chronicle adds bloggers
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle recently added three new bloggers to its blogosphere at thejewishchronicle.net. Danny Brodie, a Pittsburgh native living in Tel Aviv, is writing the blog “Middle East Conflicts...
Israeli art legacy
by Susie Davidson
JNS
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
About 10 times per year, Menachem Safrai helps pack some 120 crates with watercolors, serigraphs, woodcuts, oils, prints, tapestry, sculpture and other art forms, as well as many large white pegboa...
Retro News
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a new column that will appear every week this year as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of t...
Synagogue blog hacked by shady Muslim group is back online
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard D’Loss is curious about the so-called Muslim group from Kosovo that hacked into the blog of his tiny synagogue, Ahavath Achim in Carnegie, over the holidays. But he’s not losing sleep over ...
Jewish group hopes to help impoverished country
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For a long time, Marian Allen, a nurse, wanted to travel to Haiti to volunteer to help those without access to basic health care. Following that country’s devastating earthquake in 2010, she got se...
‘Dovekeepers’ a tale of Masada as grim death approaches
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
One hallmark of a good writer is finding a new way to tell an old story. Fans of Alice Hoffman will be surprised, and yet pleased, to discover “The Dovekeepers,” a fresh version of the story of Mas...
Giant Eagle, others, unveil matching grant for federation’s annual campaign
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to attract new contributors and bolster existing ones, the Giant Eagle Foundation and a group of private philanthropists have offered a $100,000 matching grant challenge to the Jewish ...
JFilm stages short film contest; competition goes international
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is sponsoring a competition for filmmakers who make shorts. The Robinson International Short Film Competition, as it’s called, is named for Sanford N. Robins...
The brew that’s fit for a Jew
by Matt Robinson
JNS
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Manischewitz has its role, but now and then, a Jew needs a good cold beer. Shmaltz Brewing Co., with headquarters in San Francisco and a brewery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been producing beers ...