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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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Wecht, other Jewish candidates file to run in off-year elections
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Several Jewish candidates from the Pittsburgh area have filed for state, county and local races in the May 17 primary elections. Among the best-known candidates, Common Pleas Judge David Wecht is m...
Peter Beinart to speak here on failure of American Jewish establishment
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In May 2010, Peter Beinart issued a wake-up call to the American Jewish establishment. Namely, that it was failing. In Beinart’s essay, published in the New York Review of Books, he eschews Jewish ...
Panelist drops put of AWC program with Farrakhan
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Minister Louis Farrakhan will be sharing the stage with one fewer panelist this Friday night at the August Wilson Center. Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civi...
In the spirit of the Mishnah, freeing up the seder
by JTA
Mar 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- You can find the secret to creating lively Passover seders in a surprising place -- an 1,800-year-old law code called the Mishnah. For starters, the Mishnah did not envision reci...
‘The Assistant’ a gritty tale of survival in Depression-era America
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: “Retro Reviews,” is a yearlong series in which Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perhaps remain ...
Palestinian doctor who preaches understanding returns to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish first reached the world with screams of anguish. In 2009, the Gazan doctor, who worked in Israel, called into an Israeli news broadcast shortly after three of his daughters h...
Pittsburgh effort takes teachers, students to Poland, Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh educators and students will move beyond brick and mortar walls this summer. A newly formed non-profit, called Classrooms Without Borders, will have Pittsburgh education specialist Zipora...
JFilm Festival opens 18th annual season with ‘The Infidel’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm, formerly known as the Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival, has released the lineup for its 18th annual festival with a hilarious, but sympathetic movie about discovering a new identity. ...
Penn State Hillel acquires site for new facility
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Hillel has acquired property in downtown State College for the construction of a new center for Jewish student life. The site of the future center — the corner of Beave...
CMU Film Fest focuses on Jewish migration with 'Separations'
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Andrea Seligmann Silva’s mother, Edith, was only 3 when her parents boarded the last boat out of Nazi Germany in 1939. Decades later, Silva, then living in Europe, and her four siblings were reunit...