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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Chuck Marcus — new KMR director — sees room for growth
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As one Marcus leaves Pittsburgh, another is coming back. Chuck Marcus, the brother of Harold Marcus, has been named the new BBYO senior program director for its Keystone Mountain Region — a full-ti...
JF&CS helps Hip-Hop band gain success
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Five young adults transitioning out of foster care have formed a hip-hop group, created a CD of original songs, and will be performing this weekend at the August Wilson Center. The singers are grad...
An exhibit on Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus
by Robin Cembalest
Tablet
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Like so many other aspects of his life and work, Rembrandt’s connection to the Jews has been sentimentalized, overestimated, misappropriated, criticized, dissected — and debunked. In rec...
Reform Jews embrace Tisha B’Av
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews around the world filed into synagogues Monday evening and Tuesday to observe the holy day of Tisha B’Av. They sat on floors or low benches. They read from the mournful Book of Lamentation...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
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Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A music video showcasing Emma Kaufmann Camp, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's overnight camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, topped 6,500 views on YouTube less than three days afte...
Grade’s novel a stark look at divisiveness over religious issues
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Squirrel Hill forum targets Israel’s anti-boycott law
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 75 people turned out at the Squirrel Hill Public Library Sunday, July 31, for a “community discussion” entitled “Is the Threat to Israel’s Democracy Real?” The event was sponsored by J St...
Pennsylvania rabbi sets roots in East Africa
by Richard Tenorio
For the Chronicle
Jul 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Jon Cutler, a Navy chaplain stationed halfway across the globe in East Africa, heard that there was a rural community of Jews in the nation of Uganda, he decided to make a visit. He got ...
Jews, Gentiles to participate in PeaceweeeK in August
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Pittsburgh Jews are expected to participate in PeaceweeeK [sic], a local effort from Aug. 5 to 14, to encourage support for peace among people from many different backgrounds. The week will...