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Metro Briefs 7-28
Little Lake Theatre is auditioning actors for a fall tour production of “Letters to Sala.” The production is looking for men (ages 20-35) and women (ages 20-50) for various roles. All actors on tou...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classrooms Without Borders takes educators, teachers on moving journey through Poland
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” This quotation from Seneca is one way to sum up why many teachers and students participated in a recent Classrooms Without Borders trip to...
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Zalman Shapiro, scientist and supporter of Israel, passes away at 96
Zalman Shapiro, a man whose energetic mind propelled submarines to new depths, died at his Oakland home on July 16. Shapiro was 96. Throughout his industrious career as a physical chemist and inven...
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Pittsburgher stands up for Gretchen Carlson
Allan Ripp didn’t start out as a PR man. “I wanted to work for The New York Times really badly,” Ripp, who reps former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson in her battle against her former employer, said...
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Creative Kosher Catering cooks up new base in East Pittsburgh
Creative Kosher Catering has found a new place to make dough. Having out- grown previous locales in Squirrel Hill and Greenfield — most recently the kitchen of Congregation Poale Zedeck — the cater...
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Duolingo enables English speakers to learn Hebrew for free
Duolingo, the free language-learning platform that has attracted more than 150 million users, recently released a Hebrew for English speakers course. Since the June 23 release, more than 53,000 stu...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 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...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Rodef Shalom Sisterhood Movie Night coming up
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom will screen “The Rape of Europa,” at its next Movie Night, Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in Levy Hall. “The Rape of Europa,” a 2007 award-winning documentary, explores ...
Jewish funerals use live streaming to reach more people
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
In the digital age, people are using the new media every day to connect with each other — and with their deceased. That happened again on Jan. 8 when mourners of Fayth (Aronson) Berkowitz were able...
Jews come together during water emergency in West Virginia
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Pushkin has literally carried the water for the people of Charleston, W.Va. Since last Friday, the Charleston taxi driver and member of B’nai Jacob Synagogue has been using his van to lug c...
Rosenberg denies allegations contained in bris lawsuit
by Toby Tabachnick and Lee Chottiner, Chronicle Staff
Jan 15, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, a Pittsburgh mohel who was sued last month for allegedly causing an infant “a catastrophic and life-changing injury” during a 2013 bris, has filed his answer to the compl...
Rummage sale to benefit Jewish ALS patients
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A Richland Township family is one of many that will benefit from a Jan. 26 rummage sale sponsored by Chabad of Fox Chapel to benefit families in the Jewish community affected by ALS. Stanley Nadule...
Sharon part of Israel’s greatest generation
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister who died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel, at age 85, will be remembered as one of the most prominent, powerful and divisive figur...
J-SITE enrollment down; decline reflects national trend for supplemental schools
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 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 | 45 45 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 | 207 207 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 | 40 40 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...