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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...
American synagogue faces revolution
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
The future of ... congregations
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Jews disagree on what congregations will look like in the future. But they have one widely held belief: American Jewry is on the verge of another revolution. “If you look at the history of Ame...
Italian teaching philosophy works in Jewish preschools
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia may be far removed from Pittsburgh, but a 67-year-old teaching philosophy that arose from the city’s devastation after World War II is having an impact on...
Community weighs in on proposed expansion of Rite Aid building
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Only 10 years old, the Rite Aid building in Squirrel Hill may be expanded by two floors if the developer receives approval from the City of Pittsburgh. Advocates of the project laid out their plans...
Jews support city resolution to oppose anti-Shariah bill
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish leaders backed a Pittsburgh City Council measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029, which has become known as “the anti-Shariah law bill.” Council passsed the resolution by a unanimous ...
Community adult learning
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Interested in learning 300 ways to ask the four questions? Perhaps studying the Napoleonic Sanhedrin of 1807 is more your thing. How about taking a tour of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz His...
Jews learn about Shariah
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty Pittsburgh attorneys, including many Jews, turned out Monday, Feb. 27, to learn about Shariah law in a one-time, three-hour course offered by the Agency for Jewish Learning, in partnership w...
Metro Briefs March 8
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Thirty-two top federation leaders from across the country took part in JFNA’s Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Greece and Israel this month. Participants received behind-the-scenes views of both...
Jewish Chronicle celebrates its past by covering the future
by Lee Chottiner
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, we made it! The Jewish Chronicle is 50 years old as of today, March 8, the same day our first issue came out a half-century ago. We know, we know … we don’t look a day over 40. It hasn’t alwa...