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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Interfaith couples handle Passover and Easter, rabbis, survey say
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbis Alex and Amy Greenbaum held a class this month at the South Hill Jewish Community Center on issues facing interfaith couples at Passover, they met two women they won’t soon forget. One ...
Metro Briefs March 14
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Chabad Fox Chapel will hold its third annual Spark Gala event Sunday, March 17, at the Marriott City Center, Downtown. Glass harpist Jamey Turner will play music on his collection of water glasses....
Local Jewish mime makes symphonies kid friendly
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to take a 4-year-old to a symphony? No, this is not a trick question. While most parents would quake at the thought of trying to get a preschool age child to sit still through an orchestral pe...
‘Sarajevo Haggadah’ focus of this year’s community literacy program
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The famed “Sarajevo Haggadah” is the subject of the historical novel “People of the Book,” chosen by the Allegheny County Library Association as the featured title for its 11th annual “One Book, On...
Pa. has invested millions in Israel Bonds
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Ohio may be making a historic investment in Israel Bonds, but Pennsylvania is no slouch either. The Cleveland Jewish News recently reported that the State of Ohio has bought $42 million in Israel B...
Pittsburgh, W.Va. send record delegations to AIPAC conference
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh delegation to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., numbered 62, “by far the biggest Pittsburgh has ever sent,” Cheryl Moore said. For many of the participants it ...
Early Learning Center at Beth Shalom re-awarded “4 out of 4 stars” for early childhood learning
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Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Early Learning Center at Beth Shalom has just been re-awarded the highest level “4 out of 4 stars” for early childhood learning by Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS program. Keystone STARS is an in...
Local WRJ leader prays with Knesset members at the Western Wall
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Mar 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The Chronicle will have an update on this story, including an interview with Lynn Magid Lazar, in next week's edition.) Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) members and leaders today joine...
'Big Night'
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh held its seventh Big Night, Saturday, March 9, at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. This year's theme, “Time of Our Lives,” celebrated the 1980s. Big Night...
Three Jewish women showcased at Westmoreland art exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Three Jewish artists are being featured at a “pop-up” show at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. The show opens Wednesday, March 6, and runs through Sunday, March 31. Ruth Levin...