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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
Crises, emergencies are no problem for JAF
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For local Jews in need, a Pittsburgh organization promises to help. The Jewish Assistance Fund offers immediate financial assistance, without expectation of repayment, to Jewish people in Western P...
Metro Briefs May 19
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle won two Golden Quill Awards, or first place finishes, at the 52nd annual awards presentation sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania last Thursday. The Chronicle co...
Need for water unleashes positive flow between Israel and neighbors
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Beyond the conflicts and controversies in the Middle East, the one constant conduit that is generating cooperation and compromise between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors is water. That was th...
A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
by Victor Wishna, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to figh...
Littles Shoes makes big donation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...