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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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New CRC director Gregg Roman to be community’s liaison, advocate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Gregg Roman found himself on the go in his first weeks as the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s community relations director. He attended a Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network meeting, s...
Jewish, Muslim students want kosher, halal meals
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish and Muslim students are working together to bring both kosher and halal meals to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. “For the past three years, we have been working with the administra...
Hillel JUC to host Kristallnacht program
by Staff and releases
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Orbach, professor emeritus of Jewish studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Clark Muenzer, associate professor of German studies, also at Pitt, will give opening remarks at The Hillel Je...
High Holiday Food Drive nets big gains
by Staff and releases
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry reported significant contributions from area congregations through this year’s High Holiday Food Drive. According to its electronic newsletter The Pantry has...
Levaur becomes president of WRJ Atlantic District
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Marcia Levaur, a life-long member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, has been inducted as the Women of Reformed Judaism Atlantic District president. The honor came when Rodef Shalom hosted the WRJ Atlan...
Female clergy seek counsel on dealing with child abuse
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1985, after discovering that her three children were being sexually abused by an uncle, Denise instinctively turned to her priest for help and guidance. But he did not know what to do. “He told ...
Frankel: State divestment act targeting Iran is working
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel Lauded a new report, which shows a state law requiring public pension funds to divest from companies doing business with Iran and Sudan is working. But the Squirrel Hill Demo...
Chana Leah’s big and little sister Halloween
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Friday, Oct. 26, 20 girls gathered in their best Halloween costumes to celebrate at Chana Leah’s Big and Little Sister event. Chana Leah is a female BBYO chapter found in the areas of Fox Chapel an...
Herzog to retire from Rodef Shalom Congregation this spring
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-two years ago, when Jeffrey Herzog first became interested in applying for the position of executive director of Rodef Shalom Congregation, his father advised, “Don’t do it. You will be work...
League of Women Voters release 2012 voters guide
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This abridged voters guide was prepared by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. The League is a nonpartisan organization a...