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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance troupe organizers hope to teach teens a step or two
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to the efforts of two Pittsburghers with a passion for Israeli culture, Jewish teenagers are invited to join a newly forming Israeli folk dance troupe that will represent the Jewish communit...
The Chronicle celebrates 50
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a new column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronic...
Was Grant an anti-Semite? Read this book and find out
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Jewish political influence in the United States trace its start to the worst act of discrimination Jews ever experienced in this country? Jonathan Sarna certainly thinks so. The acclaimed autho...
Come back to Jamaica; Judaism is thriving
by Paul Foer
JNS
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The many Cohens and Levys in the Jamaican phone books may not be practicing Jews, though they most likely recognize that they may be descendants of Sephardic Jews who settled there after fleeing th...
Concordia expands
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Concordia of the South Hills — formerly, the B’nai B’rith-sponsored Covenant at South Hills — broke ground last week on a 3,000 square feet expansion to its Health Center. Concordia Lutheran Minist...
Jewish seamstress’ memory pillows soften the grieving process
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Connor Scott’s grandmother lived for years with his family. In fact, he had not spent a day of his life without her. When she died, Connor missed her terribly. That’s when family friend and P...
Pittsburgh at convention
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pittsburghers played a prominent role in the just-completed 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Sinai sent a 40-member delegation, making it the 12th largest ...
Braunstein to focus on oral history as new director of Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has named Joy Braunstein as its new director. Braunstein, who has already started her new job, plans to focus on finding ways to ...
Kether Torah revisited
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
About 40 people climbed into a charter bus Sunday waiting outside of New Light Congregation in Squirrel Hill to take a tour of historic Jewish Pittsburgh sites. Rabbi Jonathan Perelman of New Light...
Winners of cover contest
Dec 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
For this year’s Chanuka cover contest, schools from around the county inundated the Chronicle with submissions. With this happy situation in mind, we decided it would be more appropriate to select ...