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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
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FIDF makes heartfelt pitch to gather support in Pittsburgh
Seeking to expand its reach to the Steel City, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) brought its message of aiding Israeli soldiers and veterans to a 30-strong group in Squirrel Hill last wee...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foreign author shares familiar tales of daring and reflection
In a decorated home nestled between Squirrel Hill and Oakland, 20 people gathered to hear Howard Goldenberg, an Australian doctor, author and marathoner, share familial anecdotes alongside excerpts...
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Holocaust Center director resigns, takes animal welfare position
Joy Braunstein is pursuing greener pastures. Within days, Braunstein will officially resign as director of the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and become executive d...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 15
Ronna Harris Askin is the new executive director of the Jewish Assistance Fund. She replaces retiring executive director Ellen Primis, who shaped the organization as its first executive director. P...
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Jews celebrate end of Passover — Moroccan style
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rather than ordering pizza or having a spaghetti dinner, some 60 members of eastern suburban congregations found a unique way to end Passsover. They gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the Maimu...
Domestic violence to be addressed by interfaith female clergy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When women, or men, are abused by their domestic partners, the people to whom they most often turn for guidance are their clergy. But if those clergy are not properly trained in the issues associat...
Sixteen years, 6 million tabs later, long-awaited groundbreaking slated
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Walter knew the number 6 million, as in the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, could seem unfathomable. So the Community Day School eighth-grade history teacher decided to show his stud...
MCG’s Strickland hopes honor will fuel school project in Israel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
William E. Strickland Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, which runs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center, is the 2012 recipient of Rodef Shalo...
Camp Wingfoot 70th reunion brings campers back
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Pittsburgh girls spent their summers at Camp Wingfoot in North Madison, Ohio, from the mid-1940s until 1985. One hundred Wingfoot alumni are expected to return to the shores of Lake ...
JTOP returns to Pittsburgh theater scene
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The curtain is set to rise again for the Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh, this time in a different venue. Tito Braunstein, the founder of JTOP, is gearing up for the June 2012 re-launch of the profess...
Metro Briefs April 12
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival has released its 2012 season lineup, which will run from May 20 to June 3. This year’s festival theme is “cultural collaborations,” and will celebrate the multicult...
'Boycott Israel,' the movie — starring Emma Thompson
by Ben Cohen
JointMedia News Service
Apr 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
If Hollywood ever makes a movie about the movement to boycott Israel, I can think of no one better suited to the starring role than Emma Thompson. I imagine Thompson’s character as a schoolteacher ...
Yiddish schools, camps preceded Hebrew-speaking successors
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Fradle Freidenreich began researching the history of Yiddish secular schools and camps in North America, she thought she might find that 20 or 25 communities ran these programs. What she found...
‘Holy Eating’ offers much to spiritual readers short of veganism
by Jeffrey Cohan
Beet-Eating Heeb
Apr 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
(The following book review was first published on thejewishchronicle.net as a post of The Beet-Eating Heeb, one of the Chronicle’s blogs. Jeffrey Cohan is the blog’s author.) If the Beet-Eating Hee...