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Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
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Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
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Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
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Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
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Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
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Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
Metro Briefs February 26
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...
Jewish youth groups discover importance of unity and building bridges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a common perception among teens that Jewish youth groups — NCSY, USY, NFTY, Young Judea and BBYO — are in competition with one another rather than working toward a common goal, noted Zach ...
Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
Sholem Aleichem was the nom de plume of Solomon Rabinovich, who wrote the classic short stories about “Tevye the Dairyman” that became the foundation for “Fiddler on the Roof.” True to his comedic ...
Metro Briefs February 19
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Shalom Pittsburgh South Hills Suburban Outreach and PJ Library will hold a PJ Library Purim Party for children up to age 8 on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center...