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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
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Corrections department investigating Jewish prisoner’s complaints at Belmont
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating a Jewish inmate’s claims of religious discrimination at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, according to t...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories of 2016
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
After a year of award-winning journalism, The Jewish Chronicle would like to look back on the stories that captivated our community in 2016. Appearing in chronological order, the following 10 excer...
Lesa Morrison, devoted to others, lived life her way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
For Lesa Morrison, the concept of tikkun olam was a way of life. From her work in Honduras as a member of the Peace Corps, to her empowerment of residents of Nairobi, Kenya, Morrison really was try...
Beth Israel Center up for sale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than 50 years of providing a spiritual hub for Jews in Jefferson Hills and the greater Mon Valley, Beth Israel Center has put its building up for sale. The asking price for the 8,280-squ...
Karen Wolk Feinstein launches movement toward better health care
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Health care is not like Uber, but it should be. At least according to Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative who delivered a TEDx talk last month in Br...
‘Questioning Return’ is newest offering from Pittsburgh author Beth Kissileff
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Wendy Goldberg, the protagonist in “Questioning Return,” is a Jewish-American grad student and Fulbright scholar studying religion at Princeton in the mid-1990s. To fulfill her Ph.D. requirements, ...
Metro Briefs December 30
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a one-time public viewing of the film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. This film is set in 1957 Germany and is about Jewish...
Pitt lecturer on team to excavate site in Galilee
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ben Gordon headed off to Israel following college, he thought he was destined to become a rabbi. He enrolled in the Conservative movement’s yeshiva and studied for two years, but after he answ...
Steven Fienberg, illustrious statistician who set a standard for scholarship, passes away
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Fienberg, a statistician whose fascination with figures and other data enabled him to travel the world keynoting conferences and collaborating with other scholars, died in his sleep Wednesda...
Rabbi Mark Mahler, after almost four decades at Temple Emanuel, announces retirement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a large and vivid oil painting displayed on a wall in the rabbi’s study at Temple Emanuel of South Hills. The painting depicts a man standing by a window, wrapped in tallis and tefillin, a...