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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vanishing parve chips create buying frenzy for Trader Joe’s customers here
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  For a case?  How about six cases? Would you believe over $650?  That is what the Kisilinsky family of Squirrel Hill shelled out for six cases o...
Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...
Descendants of refugees thank Gruber for her efforts
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
While Ruth Gruber drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 100-plus admirers Sunday, no one was happier to see the legendary 100-year-old journalist than Bob Konig. “Thank you for bringing my gran...
Chaverot Choir to perform at Women's Torah Convocation
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Women and girls are invited to the annual Shaare Torah Shavuot Women's Torah Convocation Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. Over 400 women and girls attended last year and heard words of Torah delivered by loc...
Jewish Pittsburgh artists attracting international attention
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
There is some pretty great art coming out of Jewish Pittsburgh these days. And the world is beginning to take notice. While the canvases of mixed-medium artist Zivi Aviraz are being exhibited at pr...
Doyle touts two-state solution at Pittsburgh J Street program
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This a revised version of the story that appeared in the printed version of the Chronicle.) U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle didn’t align himself himself with all of J Street ideals when he spo...
NCJW leaders visit White House, talk court vacancies with president
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Christine Stone, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) board director, and chair of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values, joined 150 advocates from 27 states at the White House Ma...
Metro Briefs May 17
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Ruth Gruber , a legendary writer and photojournalist who recorded efforts by Holocaust survivors to immigrate to pre-independence Palestine, will appear at a screening of the film about her life, “...
Eisenberg lays out history of Muslim Brotherhood in lecture
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
May 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
An organization with a long history and growing popularity, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is nothing if not tenacious and has benefited from a series of government blunders. So said Carnegie Mell...
2012 Jewish Music Festival opens with Krakauer, ‘Arye’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will reach beyond its traditional emphasis on Yiddish and Eastern European musical roots, expanding its scope to include the exploration of multicultura...