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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 25
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
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Chronicle's editing staff expands
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
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BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
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Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
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Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
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Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
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Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...
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Metro Briefs June 18
World Refugee Day will be observed in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square, Downtown. The Northern Area Multi-Service Center will lead the celebration planning effo...
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Families share Chanuka prayers and candle lighting at JCC
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Families march to the front of the Jewish Community Center to light the outdoor Chanukia in celebration of the first night of Chanuka, Saturday, Dec. 9. Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish educator at the JC...
Biblical Botanical Garden co-founder was memorable fixture at Rodef Shalom
by Staff and releases
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Irene Jacob, 84, a well-known gardener, author and the founding director of the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation died peacefully Thursday at her home in Point Breeze. Her husb...
JCC Basketball: Shapera era begins with 2012-13 varsity season
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a new era of JCC basketball here in the city of Pittsburgh, and this year’s varsity team is prepared to be the face of it. Led by its newly appointed head coach, Hal Shapera, a Squirrel Hill n...
Temple Sinai speaker describes religious evolution in U.S.
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A culture change in American society occurred in the 1960s as the decade ushered in an era of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Yet perhaps unbeknownst to many who lived through that time, a significan...
Rabbi Amy Hertz to leave Rodef Shalom when contract expires
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Amy Hertz will be leaving Rodef Shalom Congregation this June at the conclusion of her five-year contract. Since coming to Pittsburgh following her ordination from the Cincinnati campus of th...
Metro Briefs December 6
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The largest ice menora in Pittsburgh will be lit at the Schenley Park Skating Rink, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. After the lighting of the ice menora, attendees may each light their own c...
Pittsburgh Jewish leaders weigh in on U.N. vote
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Jewish leaders reacted with concern, and, in some cases, hope, to the Nov. 29 United Nations’ vote granting Palestine observer state status in the General Assembly. While the initial analysis...
Deputy consul general proposes ways to engage youth on first Pittsburgh visit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Elad Strohmayer and his boss, Yaron Sideman, have a lot of ground to cover as Israel’s new Deputy Consul General and Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Their territory covers Pennsylvania, ...
Rauh hosts interactive portion of SH Project
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is a revised version of the story. It contains a clarification to a reference to Congregation Beth Shalom.) The Squirrel Hill Project series took an interactive turn Sunday, Dec. 2, when visi...
Canter Rosner leaving Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom has announced that Cantor Benjamin Rosner will be leaving the congregation at the end of his contract, June 30, 2013. “While we have valued his time with us and have deeply...