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Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
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JAA to open new memory care facility
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
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Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
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Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
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Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
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Metro Briefs December 9
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
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Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
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Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...
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Israel trip brings local rabbis closer
For five days last month Israel increased its rabbinical supply. Six spiritual leaders from Western Pennsylvania joined three others from elsewhere in America and ventured east to participate in Ra...
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Shoah Survival Suffuses Rogers Assistant’s Mission
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
There exists a direct link between the messages of Fred Rogers and moving through traumatic adversity such as the Holocaust. Hedda Bluestone Sharapan spent 45 years working side by side with “Miste...
CDS offering shuttle to Yom Hashoah program
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Community Day School for the communitywide Yom Hashoah program at Heinz Hall, Remembering Through Music, on Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. To avoid traffic and parking downtown, CDS is offering...
Warhol, PSO Join Federation's Holocaust Center for Yom Hashoah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are partnering with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for the city’s 2014 observance of Yom Hashoah. E...
Longtime Leader Leaving Pittsburgh Kollel
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
After 16 years at the helm of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, Rabbi Aaron Kagan has announced his resignation. Effective this summer, Kagan will leave the institution his late father, Rabbi Shau...
Metro Briefs April 17
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites Pittsburghers to celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Israel Fest, or iFest, at th...
Restroom petition is valuable lesson for Hillel Academy second-graders
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
When students from Hillel Academy’s second grade wanted a restroom installed at one of their favorite parks, they traveled downtown. “It started with a story in their reader, and then we came acros...
Christianity as Judaism? For Jewish Federation’s Roman, it’s ‘spiritual deception’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2014 | 10 10 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Flyers distributed around Squirrel Hill advertising “Passover Worship” led by “Messianic rabbis” are the latest effort by a Christian evangelical organization to proselytize to Pittsburgh’s Jewish ...
Diller Teens come to town, use unique experience to bond
by Alex Stumpf, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Shahak Avshalom admitted that he did not know that much about Pittsburgh. “I knew about the steel industry and the sports teams,” said the teenager. But the Israeli native learned a lot more about ...
More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...