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Iran: ‘It’s not just bad for Jews, it’s bad for Muslims too’
Mark came to the United States from his homeland of Iran when he was a teenager, prior to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. His plan was to attend school in the States for a few years, then head home...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran deal gets expert treatment at Federation program
Questions and concerns about the Iran nuclear deal were confronted head-on by Middle East expert Patrick Clawson last Thursday night at a program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh CRC sees ‘plethora’ of opinions on Iran deal
Jewish federations around the country are responding to this month’s Iran nuclear deal with words such as “worried,” “mistrustful,” “fearful” and “grave concerns.” Most are counseling their communi...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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JCC Basketball: Shapera era begins with 2012-13 varsity season
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a new era of JCC basketball here in the city of Pittsburgh, and this year’s varsity team is prepared to be the face of it. Led by its newly appointed head coach, Hal Shapera, a Squirrel Hill n...
Temple Sinai speaker describes religious evolution in U.S.
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A culture change in American society occurred in the 1960s as the decade ushered in an era of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Yet perhaps unbeknownst to many who lived through that time, a significan...
Rabbi Amy Hertz to leave Rodef Shalom when contract expires
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Amy Hertz will be leaving Rodef Shalom Congregation this June at the conclusion of her five-year contract. Since coming to Pittsburgh following her ordination from the Cincinnati campus of th...
Metro Briefs December 6
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The largest ice menora in Pittsburgh will be lit at the Schenley Park Skating Rink, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. After the lighting of the ice menora, attendees may each light their own c...
Pittsburgh Jewish leaders weigh in on U.N. vote
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Jewish leaders reacted with concern, and, in some cases, hope, to the Nov. 29 United Nations’ vote granting Palestine observer state status in the General Assembly. While the initial analysis...
Deputy consul general proposes ways to engage youth on first Pittsburgh visit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Elad Strohmayer and his boss, Yaron Sideman, have a lot of ground to cover as Israel’s new Deputy Consul General and Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Their territory covers Pennsylvania, ...
Rauh hosts interactive portion of SH Project
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is a revised version of the story. It contains a clarification to a reference to Congregation Beth Shalom.) The Squirrel Hill Project series took an interactive turn Sunday, Dec. 2, when visi...
Canter Rosner leaving Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom has announced that Cantor Benjamin Rosner will be leaving the congregation at the end of his contract, June 30, 2013. “While we have valued his time with us and have deeply...
Jew'colades
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Callie Rosenfeld , a student at the University of Pittsburgh, is one of nine recipients of the BBYO Community Engagement Fellowship.  As a CEF Rosenfeld will organize BBYO alumni events and initiat...
Beth El Congregation's early childhood center touched children’s lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills has announced that it will shut down its BENS Early Childhood Learning Center, effective Dec. 24. Low enrollment numbers have made running the center economi...