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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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‘Golden Harvest’ a disturbing account of Polish complicity in Shoa
by Neal Gendler
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Poles living near death camps such as Treblinka found both pleasure and profit in the killing of Jews, a people living in Poland 800 years. A postwar photo in which peasants and militia appear to b...
Erica Lane-Tamuza had rich career in international law
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Erica Lane-Tamuza led an adventurous life, said her father, Nicholas Lane. It’s no wonder why. She traveled the world, studied several languages, played a mean game of field hockey, and once decide...
Metro Briefs June 21
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...
Frankel introduces ‘terror-free’ measure in state House
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced a new bill to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that calls for limiting procurement from Iran. House Bill 2427, also known as Terror-Free Procurement, ...
PCUSA to take controversial divestment vote at Pittsburgh G.A.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterian Church USA will be voting on resolutions calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel, as well as calling for international acknowledgement of Israeli “apartheid”...




Mission commences
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
For weeks, scores of Jewish Pittsburghers had been emailing and Skyping with friends in Israel they had not yet met face to face. All that will change this week, though, as the Jewish Federation of...
Greetings from Tel Aviv
by Abby Gordon
Jun 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Abby Gordon is with the Centennial Mega Mission celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. She will blog for the Chronicle during the trip ...
Donors in place
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt went to the April 19 groundbreaking ceremony for Community Day School’s (CDS) Holocaust memorial sculpture, it brought back memories of working on the project with thei...
24th KMR BBYO board elected at convention
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone-Mountain Region of BBYO held its regional convention from May 18 to 20 at La Roche College in the North Hills. The convention marks the official end of the 2011-2012 KM BBYO programming ye...
Tzohar Seminary students stretched creative muscles in school’s first year
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Herst always knew she had a creative bent, but for years she did not have a chance to explore it. She was raised in a Chicago suburb and spent her childhood reading and writing, but because ...