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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Linda Nyman, co-owner of Penn Brewery, will...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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92nd St. Y broadcast gets stormy as irate panelist walks out
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
When you put a conservative and liberal on stage at a political forum about Israel — with a centrist seated between them as a precautionary measure — there are bound to be some fireworks. And that’...
TOL*OLS balks at USCJ dues structure
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha has been placed on “suspension” from membership in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), the North American umbrella organization of Conservative synagogues....




Jewish playwright, black director collaborate in PPTC festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
While the last candles of Hanukkah were kindled last week, a play inspired by their light will continue its run through Dec. 17 as part of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company’s Festival in B...
Israel’s Philly consulate to stay put
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Consulate General in Philadelphia will remain open. The Jerusalem Post, reported Oct. 11 that Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin said the Philadelphia consulate could be close...
DNA revolutionizing genealogy, Dardashti says
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Due to an editing error, the print version of this story read as though the Rabbi William Sajowitz Endowment Fund Weekend had already happened. In fact, it begins Friday, Dec. 13 Th...
Cranberry menorah lighting a first for fledgling community there
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
It was fitting that a Festival of Lights celebration illuminated the emerging Jewish community of Cranberry, a community that had been all but invisible to Jewish Pittsburgh until recently. Members...
In Jeb Feldman’s Braddock, past and future converge in the present
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
At the edge of Braddock, three stories above an unrecognizable building, Jeb Feldman has a comprehensive view of the borough. Outside his window is an unpaved gravel lot. In it, are two large piece...
Metro Briefs December 12
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sharyn Henry brought a fundraising campaign for a 13-year-old lightning strike victim to Pittsburgh last week, encouraging Jews across the area to light blue candles for the eighth night of C...
Sephardic Torah debuts at Shaare Torah minyan
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Sephardic minyan at Shaare Torah Congregation marked another milestone this past Shabbat when its worshippers read from a Torah scroll contained within a traditional Sephardic case. Some 25...
Morgantown Chabad to close on $1.2M purchase of house near WVU
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last six years, the living room in the small, Morgantown, W. Va., home of Rabbi Zalman Gurevitz and his wife, Hindy, has been packed with up to 35 guests each Friday night. Mostly students ...