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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Rodef Shalom upgrades accessibility for hearing impaired
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation has made two updates to its synagogue building this month. An audio induction loop, also known as a hearing aid loop, was installed in the main sanctuary and two additiona...
Metro Briefs August 30
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
JPN, Pittsburgh’s young Jewish professionals network , will host its first happy hour of the season, Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., 
625 Liberty Ave., Downtown. JPN provides...
Pittsburgh man a key witness in Youlus sentencing
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
When Robert Kushner purchased a Torah from Rabbi Menachem Youlus in 2001 to donate to Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, he could not have foreseen that 11 years later he would be asked to be...
Competing groups enlist rabbis in support of Obama, Romney
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 600 rabbis from across the country have joined “Rabbis for Obama,” a group launched by the campaign to re-elect the president. The number of rabbis joining in support of Barak Obama this ...
MOTs playing ball in ’Burgh for 130 years
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of a story that appeared in the Chronicle three years ago. It is reprinted here in advance of Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, Tuesday, Aug. 28.)   They ...
Kurtz Center, run by Jewish therapists, to expand sex therapy here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Jewish sex therapists has started a center where they hope to treat patients and train new therapists in their specialty. Drs. Robert Schwartz, a principal partner in the practice, and Sh...
Metro Briefs August 23
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The Hazon Cross-USA Rid e, the 10-week Seattle-to-Washington, D.C., bike trip that included stops in Wheeling, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, concluded its 3,600-mile trek in the nation’s capital last week...
Israeli youth play here; say tennis has changed their lives
by Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Tennis Centers showcased some of the Jewish state’s up and coming young players Monday, Aug. 20, during an exhibition event at a Squirrel Hill residence. Sara and James Guttman hosted th...
Law professor, morticians weighing in on Wasserman lawsuit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The success or failure of Rabbi Daniel Wasserman’s lawsuit against the state to freely perform religious funerals without a funeral director present could hinge on a rarely invoked state law, a Duq...
BBYO teens from Pittsburgh made community service trip to Bulgaria
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Five area teens from the Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO recently returned from a trip to Bulgaria, where they learned about Jewish life in the former communist country, and performed a variety of...