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A few minutes of care can prevent a lifetime of regret
The tragedy of seven children dying in a fire in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week has drawn attention to some Jewish practices in observing Shabbat and holidays. Rabbinical and community leaders in Pitts-...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Levin, matriarch of Levin Furniture, provided comfort to those in need
Sally Levin, a woman whose generosity imparted comfort much like the furniture she sold, lost her battle with colon cancer on Saturday, March 7. She was 88. For years, Levin worked alongside her hu...
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Israeli cutting-edge medical startups wow Pittsburgh business, medical communities
What Jewish teen hasn’t said to himself or herself, “I want to find a cure for cancer,” or, “I want to invent something that will help people,” or simply, “I want to make the world a better place.”...
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Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
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Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
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Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
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AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Composting in Braddock brings life amid decay
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Smoke rises from a wasteland as the sound of pitchforks hits the earth. Piles of decay are turned, stoked and fed. The crisp winter air chills those gathered as a long stemmed thermometer inserted ...
Good deeds done well
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation Volunteer Center’s 14th annual Mitzvah Day provided services around the community on Dec. 25.
Teamwork, tradition drive the on- and off-court success of JCC’s varsity basketball team
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
A dozen young men lace up their high-top sneakers week after week during the winter season to take part in the local legend that is the Pittsburgh JCC varsity basketball team. Eli Roth, Yoni Eglash...
Metro Briefs January 1
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha is hosting a Havdalah Pajama Party and Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for toddlers through fourth-graders and their families, with age-appropriate acti...
‘The Visible’ and the invisible: The world of Tova Mirvis
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
By Simone Shapiro Chronicle Correspondent Bestselling author Tova Mirvis is making her first visit to Pittsburgh Jan. 7 as the featured speaker for the Rodef Shalom Congregation Sisterhood’s Solomo...
Chronicle’s top stories of 2014 reflect area’s engaged Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
February: Community Scorecard rollout Jewish Pittsburgh’s agencies and institutions began some serious self-reflection in 2014, deciding to take a hard and fast look at how well they are meeting th...
Chanukah punctuated in Pittsburgh by demonstration
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
On the last night of Chanukah, Darlington Road and Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill were shut down by a 100-plus crowd demonstrating against deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York at th...
The power of ‘Night’ continues its haunting grip
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
How one of the most definitive Holocaust memoirs of our time escaped my attention is perplexing, but it was with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation that I sat down on a chilly November after...
Ordination ceremony in Poland marks milestone for Europe’s Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
It had been 75 years since the last such ceremony in Poland, but on Sept. 3, 2014, the Abraham Geiger College ordained four rabbis in the town of Wroclaw, which was once known as Breslau, Germany. ...
Metro Briefs December 25
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Visual artist Rochelle Sherman will show her current paintings as well as her earlier collages in a solo exhibit opening on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and continuing to the end of the month at th...