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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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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Local woman acts as zamler for father’s cantorial songs
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For close to 50 years, Judy Heiser Stein’s father, Cantor Mordecai Heiser, sang at B’nai Israel Congregation in the East End. Some years after he passed away in 1989, she looked at her father’s can...
Metro Briefs November 14
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Eighty teens from KMR-BBYO , were in Detroit from Nov. 10 to 12 for a summit on raising awareness about hunger. The program, called “Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness an...
Women’s mission to Prague, Budapest slated
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Pittsburgh area women will be exploring Prague and Budapest next year on a Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Philanthropy Mission. The journey, which will run from July 3 t...
Holocaust Center following process for reconfiguring itself; meetings slated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year in transition with most of its artifacts, artwork and library either boxed up or in climate-controlled storage, the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...
Leaders commit on social issues at PIIN meeting
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 1,000 people from many different faiths gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation last week to secure commitments on key social action issues from local politicians. Among the attendees at the 2...
‘Last Comic Standing’s’ Rachel Feinstein, appears here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Comedian Rachel Feinstein will be performing at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront on Thursday evening, Nov. 14. An article in the Nov. 7 edition, “ ‘Last comic standing’s’ Rac...
Shabbatones, with local members, to perform a cappella
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrew Brown’s love for Jewish music was first kindled several years ago when he was a religious school student at Temple Sinai, where Rabbi James Gibson, musical director Sara Stock Mayo, and teac...
Nu? What’s a Jewish Bistro?
by By Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The walls are a soothing, rich blue, accompanied by lots of wood, bright lights and a large storefront window with seating. The open kitchen is spotless and seems to glow from the bright lights. Th...
Jewish teens testify to seeing new moon on Rosh Chodesh
by Staff and Releases
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozen of Jews, teens and adults ushered in the Hebrew month of Kislev, Sunday evening, Nov. 3, by participating in Rosh Chodesh Under the Stars at J&R Day Camp in Monroeville. The program, which is...
Metro Briefs November 7
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jeff Salkin will be in Pittsburgh this weekend for the Kaplan Institute on Jewish Ethics Series as the scholar in residence at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Salkin will be participating in Frida...