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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hour of Discovery gives Jewish public school children lessons in heritage, tradition
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Israel needs us’ is the call from Reform scholar Rabbi Yoffie
From a podium in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Eric Yoffie discussed religious life in Israel. For Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the topic is quite fam...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The plight of Israel’s struggling Arab minority comes to Pittsburgh
While there is no question that there remains a disparity between the status of Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, the government of Israel, together with the help of some North American partners, ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs November 13
Tony Norman , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, will be leading the Herzog Breakfast discussion on “The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Aaron Court o...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need for ‘strong community’ makes South Hills Engagement Initiative a reality
A $2 million initiative to increase a sense of community and foster outreach among Jews in the South Hills launched last week with the first meeting of the newly formed South Hills Community Counci...
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Pittsburgh listens as GA addresses worldwide challenges facing Jews
More than 3,000 Jewish leaders from all over the globe gathered near Washington, D.C., this week for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. The three-day event, which ran from ...
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JRS annual meeting to feature donated artwork
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Residential Services will hold their annual meeting Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson, a public service psychiatrist, will speak on the to...
Local rabbi one of 19 Conservative leaders who met with Obama
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2012 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Amy Greenbaum was leaving the White House last week, after having met with President Barack Obama, she found herself quietly singing the Shema. “At moments when I strongly feel God’s prese...
Corbett reinstates food stamp asset test
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish community’s involvement in the fight against hunger is nothing new. In fact, it likely stems from the biblical idea of gleaning, the practice of not harvesting the edges of a crop so tha...
City Council to mark 45th anniversary of Six-Day War
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Council will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War and re-unification of the city of Jerusalem with a reading and a presentation of a proclamation Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a....
Jewish Pittsburgh studies all night and into the morning to mark Shavuot
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews don’t agree on everything, but many agreed to come together at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center Saturday night, May 26, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Jews of all different denominations we...
Eight over 80 2012 honorees to be feted at Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
An evening of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour is in store for eight local honorees, all over the age of 80, and those assembled to pay them tribute. Sarita Eisner, Bernard Latterman, Susie Wolf, El...
Metro Briefs May 31
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will present biologist Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation....
American Jewish hockey star plays for German national team
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Kaufmann is different than most hockey players, especially in Germany where he plays professional hockey. The Plymouth, Minn., native had many family members killed in the Holocaust. Now he pl...
Nelson: Kosher Gospel is ‘taking hallelujah back’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Nelson remembers being served collard greens at his family’s seder table. It’s a far cry from the typical parsley and celery, but probably emblematic of Nelson’s culturally melded upbringing...
Flags fly in Jewish Pittsburgh cemetery
May 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Beth Shalom Cemetery Men's Club placed new U.S. flags at the graves of all the veterans at the congregation cemetery prior to this year's Memorial Day. The ritual, which the men's club repeats ...