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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Single Files: Henry the cantor has an ear for music and a heart for people
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry was blessed with a good ear. As I wait in the coffee shop to meet with this longtime musician, and newly vested cantor, I notice him approaching from the street. He sees someone sitting outsi...
David Stock’s ‘Sixth Symphony’ to headline PSO’s 2013-14 season
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish influence on the third movement of David Stock’s “Sixth Symphony” comes as a surprise — even to the composer himself. While Jewish melodies have infused and inspired many of Stock’s comp...
Spertus Institute to hold first commencement here; 10 to receive degrees
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten Pittsburgh Jewish professionals will receive master’s degrees from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership during a commencement exercise, Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., at Rodef Shal...
Metro Briefs October 3
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Dina Kantor , a New York-based photographer, will exhibit her work from Oct. 14 to Dec. 27 in the Fine Perlow Weis Gallery of the American Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center, in Squirrel Hill. ...
Pew survey results pose challenges for American Jews, Pittsburgh leaders say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The most comprehensive national survey of the Jewish population since 2001 just confirmed what has long been suspected: Many young American Jews no longer look to religious practice for Jewish iden...
Day of Giving in 2013 aims to top record
contributions received last year
by Staff and releases
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 650 nonprofit organizations, including 19 Jewish entities, are participating in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s fifth annual Day of Giving, Thursday, Oct. 3. More than $8.5 million was raised...
Pittsburgh native does color comments of Bucs-Reds game from Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the original story that was posted last night before the Pirates-Reds game. It contains new information and reflects the Pirates’ win.) In 1963, when 1...
Metro Briefs September 26
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock , composer and professor emeritus of music at Duquesne University, will have one of his music compositions performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 4 to 6. Stock, one of the...
IDF veteran, Breaking the Silence founder, to speak about West Bank
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the Sept. 26 Chronicle. The correct time for the program is 7:30 p.m.) Avner Gvaryahu will never forget the first time he m...




Jewish, Arab music ensemble — to perform
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The band is called Atzilut, a Hebrew world meaning the fourth and highest world or realm in Kabbalistic lore. As far as Cantor Jack Kessler is concerned, the 10 member ensemble — half Jewish, half ...