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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hour of Discovery gives Jewish public school children lessons in heritage, tradition
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their ...
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‘Israel needs us’ is the call from Reform scholar Rabbi Yoffie
From a podium in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Eric Yoffie discussed religious life in Israel. For Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the topic is quite fam...
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The plight of Israel’s struggling Arab minority comes to Pittsburgh
While there is no question that there remains a disparity between the status of Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, the government of Israel, together with the help of some North American partners, ...
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Metro Briefs November 13
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
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Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
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Beth Shalom, Rodef Shalom rabbis call for cooperation in ‘white paper’
by Lee Chorttiner
Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The religious leaders of Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom have drafted an historic “white paper,” which spells out an unprecedented level of cooperation between the two worship communities. In the whit...
A Jewish presence continues in this jungle land
by Ben G. Frank
For the Chronicle
Feb 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
You don’t have to take the “Road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play,” to find the Jews of Burma, a country where little has changed since British colonial times over a half century ago. Fly ...
Jewish engineering student to make durable EVs in ’Burgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
Twins on autism spectrum to mark b’nai mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any Jewish mother, Jillian Zacks just always assumed that when the time came, her twins, Max and Paige Duhl, would celebrate their b’nai mitzva by leading services for their congregation. Whil...
Bubbe’s recipes
by Susie Davidson
JointMedia News Service
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A University of Pittsburgh senior, who plans to make aliya this summer, is starting his own electric bike company, which he hopes will be a hit here and in the Jewish state. Micah Toll, 22, was the...
CDS celebrates Winter Gala Roaring ’20s style
by Brandt Gelman
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The roaring ’20s were a time of economic prosperity for Americans who believed the sky was the limit when discussing the future of the country. As the Jewish Healthcare Foundation enters its 20th y...
Rabin addressed readers following Entebbe rescue  
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a 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 Chronicle, ...
Huntingdon Co. center to preserve central PA Jewish history
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish population of central Pennsylvania may be dwindling, but its stories and records will be kept alive, thanks to the stewardship of Jewish leaders in Huntingdon, as well as a group of non-...
Real life memoir of immigrant life in America
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the last in a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch reviewed Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or remain in print bu...
Chronicle used maps, numbers, campaign appeals to cover YK War
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a 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 Chronicle, ...