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Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
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Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
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Metro Briefs September 25
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
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Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
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More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
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Jewish Federation hails volunteers, celebrates community’s generosity and dedication
Featuring videos highlighting a year of accomplishments and the dedication of volunteers and lay leaders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed hundreds of guests to the JCC in Squir...
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Spirits rise at mass bread baking
The social hall at Congregation Beth Shalom was transformed into a public bakery September 25, as the eight centers affiliated with Chabad of Western Pennsylvania hosted a challah baking workshop a...
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Pittsburgh breakdancer makes it his business
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when a nice Jewish boy, with a good head for business, develops a penchant for breakdancing? Just ask Pittsburgh native Barry Rabkin, who has been street dancing since he was 14 years ...
Federation centennial display opens at JCC
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has unveiled a 14-panel history display, to be on exhibit throughout the month of September in the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center,...
Local man inspired New Jersey girl’s bat mitzva project
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Adina Falk was so inspired by a friend’s bat mitzva project that she wanted to find a way to give back in honor of her big day as well. So the 12-year-old girl decided to write “I Say,” a song abou...
Temple Sinai celebrates 65 years
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Sixty-five years ago this past August, David Glick made a motion “to announce the beginning of a new congregation in Pittsburgh to be known as Sinai. That motion was ratified at an opening meeting ...
Richardson going to Cuba to seek freedom for Gross
by JTA
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Bill Richardson, who has secured the release of imprisoned Americans, is traveling to Cuba in an attempt to free Jewish contractor Alan Gross. Gross' American lawyer, Peter Kahn, said...
Book supplier’s closing reflects hard times in Jewish book biz
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 12 years, Kathy Macdonald and her business partner, Jane Rosenberg, have run SayFair Books, supplying Judaic books to synagogue gift shops, Jewish Community Centers and Hebrew schools ...
Youlus indicted faces charges of mail, wire fraud
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal indictment of Rabbi Menachem Youlus, a Maryland-based Torah scribe who stands accused selling Torah scrolls with fabricated histories as Holocaust relics, represents a kind of closure f...
'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...