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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
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 ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
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 ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
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...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
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...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
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...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
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...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
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...
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More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...
Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Something to Sing About
by Simone Ellin, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
by Heather Norris, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Bulletproof ballads
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...