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Longtime Leader Leaving Pittsburgh Kollel
After 16 years at the helm of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, Rabbi Aaron Kagan has announced his resignation. Effective this summer, Kagan will leave the institution his late father, Rabbi Shau...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites Pittsburghers to celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Israel Fest, or iFest, at th...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restroom petition is valuable lesson for Hillel Academy second-graders
When students from Hillel Academy’s second grade wanted a restroom installed at one of their favorite parks, they traveled downtown. “It started with a story in their reader, and then we came acros...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christianity as Judaism? For Jewish Federation’s Roman, it’s ‘spiritual deception’
Flyers distributed around Squirrel Hill advertising “Passover Worship” led by “Messianic rabbis” are the latest effort by a Christian evangelical organization to proselytize to Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...
Apr 22, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diller Teens come to town, use unique experience to bond
Shahak Avshalom admitted that he did not know that much about Pittsburgh. “I knew about the steel industry and the sports teams,” said the teenager. But the Israeli native learned a lot more about ...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 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 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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$95K bima remodeling project at Rodef Shalom completed
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As part of its ongoing effort to facilitate participation in communal life for all congregants, Rodef Shalom Congregation recently completed a $95,000 renovation of its bima (pulpit), making it han...
Jews play important, supporting role in ‘Freedom Riders’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Israel Dresner remembers a particular conversation on a particular night in 1962. He was in Georgia, in a house with Dr. Martin Luther King, speaking about the histories of blacks and Jews. “...
Chabad of South Hills plans night of laughter as therapy
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Esther Rachel Russell is a professional laugh therapist and a comedian. No, those are not the same thing. The Los Angeles native will bring her brand of laughter therapy to Pittsburgh, Thursday, Ma...
Journalist: Jewish agencies must re-examine youth donor models
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish philanthropy is changing to reflect its evolving donor base and reach untapped givers, Jacob Berkman said, but those changes must go deeper. In an interview with the Chronicle during his rec...
Pittsburgh area celebrates Israel’s birthday
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The regional Jewish community, from Squirrel Hill to Wheeling, turned out in force Tuesday night to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 63rd Independence Day. (Watch the video) The festivities, held...
Israelis recalling the Holocaust victims on Yom Hashoa
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May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel's busiest highway on Holocaust Remembrance Day comes to a standstill.
Liberation and Hope
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Survivors recall moment of freedom at Yom Hashoa service  
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 11 11 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...