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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
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Israel advocates cautious about leaked papers
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Until scholars have had the opportunity to study the 1,600 documents purporting to reflect years of negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials, which were leaked this week by the Al Jaz...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills , 345 Kane Blvd., Scott, will celebrate its 12th birthday Sunday, Jan. 30. Activities will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and the JCC will be...
Cardinal Wuerl appointed to Jewish-Catholic relations council
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Cardinal Donald Wuerl is a Catholic leader on the rise. He was installed as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., in 2006, then elevated to the College of Cardinals in November 2010. But his most rec...
With earmarks on hold, JAA seeks new funding source for record system
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Association on Aging project to establish an electronic medical record system for all its facilities has been dealt a serious — though, according to JAA, temporary — setback. JAA, through ...
Pittsburgher is Italy’s first female rabbi
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in the 1950s, when Barbara Aiello was growing up in the Hill District, Dormont and Beachview, and attending Catholic school, no one could have guessed what the future would hold for the dark-h...
Debbie Friedman’s music offered healing to thousands
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Debbie Friedman was perhaps best known for her musical composition “Mi Shebeirach,” the prayer for healing, which is sung in synagogues all over America every Shabbat. So it was altogether appropri...
P2K Bike Trail winds together communities
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
(Last in a series on the 15th anniversary of the Pittsburgh-Karmiel-Misgav relationship through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Partnership 2000.) On a windy December day, high in the...
Today is moving day!
by By Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle will be moving from our Baum Blvd. offices to the heart of Squirrel Hill today. Our new address is 5915 Beacon St., 3rd floor. It will be a bit tough trying to reach us by phone for a...
Leviathan gas discovery could be mother of all resource curses
by Susan Kraemer
Green Profit
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s announcement from Noble Energy of its gigantic Leviathan gas find in disputed territory will exacerbate tensions in the region. They say that fossil fuel riches become a curse to any co...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Development Center of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service will offer job seekers more than 15 workshops for free this January. Classes offered include Managing Interview Stress, Jan. 20; ...