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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
Cindy Shapira was elected chair of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this month. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established by statute...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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J-SITE enrollment down; decline reflects national trend for supplemental schools
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, there were more than 40 Jewish teenagers from the South Hills who traveled to Squirrel Hill each Sunday and/or Wednesday night to join with their peers in learning Hebrew and Judaic...
Metro Briefs January 16
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host the Winter Institute for Temple Youth (WINSTY), a social action weekend from Jan. 17 to 19. More than 112 teens from across the state, including 35 from Pittsburgh and West V...
‘Fanny Herself’ story of strong a woman who bucks times
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle is pleased to bring back Hilary Daninhirsch’s popular series, “Retro Reviews.” Throughout 2014, Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books by noted authors in literar...
Elsner: with Hamas, Hezbollah on defensive, time ripe for peace
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Alan Elsner was Executive Director for the Americas while at The Israel Project. The story in the Jan. 9 Chronicle gave his title incorrectly. His title has been corrected in the st...
Federation seeking volunteers for Fundfest 2014
by Staff and releases
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The 20th Fundfest, the annual phonathon by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit its Annual Campaign, will run from Sunday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 30, and volunteers are n...
Local YJ teens spend break doing community service in N.O., L.A.
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens forfeited a winter break filled with sleeping in and lounging around the house, for a week immersed in tikkun olam, helping the homeless and poverty stricken in Los Angeles and...
Metro Briefs January 9
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva Schools is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The annual Yeshiva Dinner is slated for Monday, March 10, 6 p.m., at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown. Judy Wein, co-found...
John M. Wolf, Sr. was a major benefactor of JCC, camps for half a century
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf, Sr., a generous Pittsburgh philanthropist who was involved in virtually every red-letter development of the Jewish Community Center and its camp program since the 1960s, died Monday, ...
World War II memorial has Jewish influence
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s new World War II Memorial, which was dedicated last month at its site on North Shore Drive, and has Jewish influence from inception to design to content, almost didn’t happen. Thirteen...
Meet the Jewish matchmaker-in-chief
by Beth Kissileff/JNS.org
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match—even adopt a dog. In an interview from her home in Pittsburgh Weinberg, the matchmaker who co-founded the Jewish dating website SawYouAtSinai.com (SYA...