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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
Pittsburgh native’s first novel became his first screenplay — and a film capturing Sundance awards
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When you hear the words “teenager with a terminal illness,” it’s likely that the place your brain leaps to isn’t, “very funny.” Yet Jesse Andrews, author of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” has ma...
Metro Briefs June 18
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
Local activist seeks to put black-owned businesses on the map
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Joy Katz and Cindy Croot were giving away money in April. There was only one catch. The 100 people who received $10 from these two white artists had to promise to spend the funds in black-owned bus...
Push is on as sisterhoods, women’s groups seek younger members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
About 40 women sit around tables set up in a Yeshiva Girls School classroom, gathered to share the recent accomplishments and upcoming programs of the respective organizations that they lead. It is...
Temple Hadar Israel sells but is staying put
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Hadar Israel — the last synagogue remaining in New Castle — has entered into a contract to sell its building, but its congregation will lease space from the new owner and continue to use the...
Hoop Dreams
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Maccabi Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, teams of Jewish athletes from around the world come together and compete for the honor that comes with a spot on the podium. The games are h...
Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden is testament to Jacobs’ love for plants, each other
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Irene Jacob, founder of Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden, might have been a bit skeptical had her husband been able to share with her his plans for this year’s annual exhibit, “Par...