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Star power helps Joshua Malina step into spotlight as proud Jew
Actor Joshua Malina’s address to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) this Saturday night, “How to Make it in Hollywood and Remain a Mensch,” is based on “two ve...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan. Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again tr...
Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah Lishmah Community is holding a Bake Sale to benefit Amir Ashkenazi, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha on Wilkins and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill. Ashkenazi assis...
CDS sculpture represents lives lost during the Holocaust
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School held a site dedication of the Keeping Tabs Holocaust Sculpture, Thursday, April 19. Held in conjunction with YomHaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event celebrated the scul...
Metro Briefs April 19
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Jacobs , a Chronicle correspondent and former associate editor of the paper, has won a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism. Jacobs won in the category of spot news cover...
Pitt student stands out from the crowd
by Elaine Chen
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing out from the crowd can be difficult to do, especially at a school as large as the University of Pittsburgh. But for senior marketing and psychology major with a certificate in internationa...
Jews celebrate end of Passover — Moroccan style
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rather than ordering pizza or having a spaghetti dinner, some 60 members of eastern suburban congregations found a unique way to end Passsover. They gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the Maimu...
Domestic violence to be addressed by interfaith female clergy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When women, or men, are abused by their domestic partners, the people to whom they most often turn for guidance are their clergy. But if those clergy are not properly trained in the issues associat...
Sixteen years, 6 million tabs later, long-awaited groundbreaking slated
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Walter knew the number 6 million, as in the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, could seem unfathomable. So the Community Day School eighth-grade history teacher decided to show his stud...
MCG’s Strickland hopes honor will fuel school project in Israel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
William E. Strickland Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, which runs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center, is the 2012 recipient of Rodef Shalo...
Camp Wingfoot 70th reunion brings campers back
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Pittsburgh girls spent their summers at Camp Wingfoot in North Madison, Ohio, from the mid-1940s until 1985. One hundred Wingfoot alumni are expected to return to the shores of Lake ...