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Reform leader describes his fervor for teaching, learning and the right balance
The future belongs to the young, they say, and the man tasked with guiding tomorrow’s Reform leaders kept that truism in mind during his recent visit to Pittsburgh. “Our job is not to define the ri...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg is off and running as AJL’s interim executive director
Arthur L. Goldberg recently accepted the position of interim executive director of the Agency for Jewish Learning, satisfying the agency’s desire for a professional to run the educational organizat...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NGO speakers here push for Iran deal
Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” betwee...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pressure’s on for rabbis to deliver THE sermon
As congregational attendance swells during the High Holiday season, a rabbi preparing a sermon might feel there is a lot at stake — maybe even a bit of pressure to make the sermon particularly good...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerri Kay devoted life to family, local network of causes
Gerri Kay, a lifelong champion of Pittsburgh’s underserved who was known for her creativity and undeterrable commitment to the many causes and people for which she advocated, passed away Monday mor...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
Metro Briefs July 17
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
by Simone Shapiro, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Metro Briefs July 10
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
Federation launches emergency Israel fund
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has launched an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. “Tuesday night, thousan...
Community briefing on Operation Protective Edge to be held at JCC Tuesday
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, July 15  at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a briefing on Operation Protective Edge and the current situation in I...