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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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PBT brings ‘Ketubah’ to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If a Chagall painting could move, it might be “Ketubah,” a contemporary ballet created by Jewish choreographer Julia Adam. The ballet, which will have its Pittsburgh premiere March 7 to 16 at the A...
Cafe Europa at JCC hosts '3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand'
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will host a poetry reading by local poet Judith (Judy) Robinson at the monthly Café Europa program on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in...



Bone marrow registration honors memory of woman’s late brother
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When Deena Alansky’s only sibling, her brother Rand, was told in 2003 that he would need a bone marrow transplant in order to have a shot at beating acute myeloid leukemia — a particularly aggressi...
Rodef Shalom posthumously honors Fred Rogers
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It will be a beautiful day in Rodef Shalom’s neighborhood on June 22. That’s when the congregation will honor the late Fred Rogers, host of the landmark children’s television series, “Mister Rogers...
Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy was a practicing psychologist. Now, with 13 of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history having occurred since 2000, M...
Hillel JUC to honor retiring Chancellor Nordenberg at Campus Superstar event
by Staff and Releases
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center will again showcase some of the most talented young performers from area colleges and universities at its annual Campus Superstar event. Campus Superstar, which ...
Metro Briefs February 20
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will speak at Temple Sinai, Friday, Feb. 28, during Shabbat services, which begin at 8 p.m.   According to its announcement, the congregation has asked Peduto to elabor...
CSIS official: Hezbollah buffers against worse jihadists in Lebanon
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2010, a spate of civil wars and uprisings in the Levant, collectively known as the Arab Spring, has changed the region’s political landscape at a rate that’s nearly impossible to follow. But ...
Metro Briefs February 13
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Two West Virginia rabbis will be among the 26 honorees at the Governor’s 11th Annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Charleston. The honorees will receive the Civil Rights Day Award, which...
‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...