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Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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JDate, Camp Ramah have a shidduch for you
In a first season episode of the HBO series “Girls,” Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet), a student in her early 20s, is strolling down the streets of Manhattan when she hears: “Shoshanna! Hey, remembe...
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At B’nai Abraham, one burst pipe leads to a flood — of mitzvot
Who could have guessed that a bounty of mitzvot would have been engendered by a single burst pipe? The story began last winter, when a water pipe burst over the sanctuary of Congregation B’nai Abra...
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'Hare' chronicles unheard of Jewish family
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Odds are the Ephrussi — to use the author’s charming plural — were the richest Jewish family of which you’ve never heard. Author Edmund de Waal, son of an Anglican priest, is a successful British c...
‘Bread Givers’ paints real trials — and triumph — of immigrant women
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Bread Givers,” by Anzia Yezierska, published in 1925, was part of the first wave of Jewish immigrant literature. Like Sara Smolinsky, the main character in this semi-autobiographical novel, th...
Zubik tribute to benefit Sderot center
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish National Fund in Pittsburgh will hold its annual Tree of Life Dinner Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown. This year’s dinner will honor Bishop David A. Z...
Rabbi visiting Cuba surprised by level of freedom on island
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The community of about 1,000 Jews in Havana, Cuba, may be small, but it is both cohesive and committed, according to Rabbi David Novitsky, who recently returned from a mission there. Novitsky, the ...
Pittsburgh attorney reflects on crime spree that shook nation
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley B. Hoss was one of western Pennsylvania’s most notorious criminals, but if you are under the age of 50 there’s a pretty good chance you never heard of him. In “Born to Lose,” former Pennsyl...
Jews in the Civil War were Union and Confederate
by Jim Winnerman
For the Chronicle
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite si...
YJ, Hadassah split; impact on local chapters still uncertain
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement that has been part of Hadassah for more than 40 years, launched this summer as an independent entity in an effort to revitalize itself while allowing Hadass...
Gilad Shalit will be named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Pittsburgh
by Release
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped on the Israeli side of the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists in 2006, will be named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, Aug...
Chuck Marcus — new KMR director — sees room for growth
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As one Marcus leaves Pittsburgh, another is coming back. Chuck Marcus, the brother of Harold Marcus, has been named the new BBYO senior program director for its Keystone Mountain Region — a full-ti...
JF&CS helps Hip-Hop band gain success
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Five young adults transitioning out of foster care have formed a hip-hop group, created a CD of original songs, and will be performing this weekend at the August Wilson Center. The singers are grad...