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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 | 9 9 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 | 11 11 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...
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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 | 13 13 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 | 16 16 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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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Survivors recall moment of freedom at Yom Hashoa service  
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The six Holocaust survivors who shared their stories Monday at the annual Yom Hashoa Program in Squirrel Hill all did the same thing without exception. They ended their talks by listing the number ...
Jewish Pittsburgh artist wins international prize, to make prints in China for exhibition
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Leslie Golomb never wins anything, not even a Bingo game. But it seems the Jewish Pittsburgh artist’s fortune has changed — and in a big way. Golomb will embark next week for an all-expense paid tr...
Pittsburghers reflect on bin Laden’s death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Stuart Hoffman was at an economics conference in the Marriott World Trade Center, next to the Twin Towers, on Sept. 11, 2001, when the planes hit and the buildings burst into flames. The chief econ...
Israeli scientist uses MRI technology to protect pure water, detect threats
by Jennifer Manning
For the Chronicle
May 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Below the Earth’s surface, water — perhaps our most precious resource — is stored in geological formations called aquifers. “It’s important to know that more than 95 percent of the Earth’s accessib...
Could Pitt’s Corey Baker make it big in the Big Leagues?
by Jonathan Mayo
Apr 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish baseball players have grown accustomed, over the years, to being recognized for their heritage by a community extremely excited and aware about any members rising through the ranks. Major le...
Helène Aylon views Judaism through a feminist lens at the Warhol
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews love to interpret Judaism — just take a look at the rabbinical commentary in the Mishna and Gemara, or take a seat at a Shabbat table any Friday night. Since the mid-1990s, New York artist Hel...
Jefferson awardee Fred Landay frees Jewish spirits behind prison walls
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Each week, for the last 15 years, Fred Landay has donned his kippa, run off copies of the current parsha (Torah portion) and trekked over to the Allegheny County Jail. Reading the parsha and talkin...
Plung to succeed Rudolph as federation chair leading into centennial year
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Louis Plung has been nominated to be the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s next chairman of the board, its nominating committee has announced. Plung will succeed William C. Rudolph this fal...
Caoin named Chronicle CEO as Befferman ends 18-year tenure
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
David Caoin, for the past year, the publisher of J: Jewish Pittsburgh Living magazine, has been named the new chief executive officer of The Jewish Chronicle. Caoin succeeds Barbara Befferman, who ...
‘Sacred Trash’ an engaging read despite ‘design quirks’
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Apr 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole state two purposes for writing “Geniza,” which may account for noticeable differences in density within their deeply researched book. First, they say they have tried to...