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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bread Givers’ paints real trials — and triumph — of immigrant women
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Bread Givers,” by Anzia Yezierska, published in 1925, was part of the first wave of Jewish immigrant literature. Like Sara Smolinsky, the main character in this semi-autobiographical novel, th...
Zubik tribute to benefit Sderot center
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish National Fund in Pittsburgh will hold its annual Tree of Life Dinner Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown. This year’s dinner will honor Bishop David A. Z...
Rabbi visiting Cuba surprised by level of freedom on island
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The community of about 1,000 Jews in Havana, Cuba, may be small, but it is both cohesive and committed, according to Rabbi David Novitsky, who recently returned from a mission there. Novitsky, the ...
Pittsburgh attorney reflects on crime spree that shook nation
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley B. Hoss was one of western Pennsylvania’s most notorious criminals, but if you are under the age of 50 there’s a pretty good chance you never heard of him. In “Born to Lose,” former Pennsyl...
Jews in the Civil War were Union and Confederate
by Jim Winnerman
For the Chronicle
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite si...
YJ, Hadassah split; impact on local chapters still uncertain
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement that has been part of Hadassah for more than 40 years, launched this summer as an independent entity in an effort to revitalize itself while allowing Hadass...
Gilad Shalit will be named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Pittsburgh
by Release
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped on the Israeli side of the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists in 2006, will be named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, Aug...
Chuck Marcus — new KMR director — sees room for growth
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As one Marcus leaves Pittsburgh, another is coming back. Chuck Marcus, the brother of Harold Marcus, has been named the new BBYO senior program director for its Keystone Mountain Region — a full-ti...
JF&CS helps Hip-Hop band gain success
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Five young adults transitioning out of foster care have formed a hip-hop group, created a CD of original songs, and will be performing this weekend at the August Wilson Center. The singers are grad...
An exhibit on Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus
by Robin Cembalest
Tablet
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Like so many other aspects of his life and work, Rembrandt’s connection to the Jews has been sentimentalized, overestimated, misappropriated, criticized, dissected — and debunked. In rec...