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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
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Metro Briefs January 16
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will host the Winter Institute for Temple Youth (WINSTY), a social action weekend from Jan. 17 to 19. More than 112 teens from across the state, including 35 from Pittsburgh and West V...
‘Fanny Herself’ story of strong a woman who bucks times
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The Chronicle is pleased to bring back Hilary Daninhirsch’s popular series, “Retro Reviews.” Throughout 2014, Daninhirsch will review Jewish-themed books by noted authors in literar...
Elsner: with Hamas, Hezbollah on defensive, time ripe for peace
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Alan Elsner was Executive Director for the Americas while at The Israel Project. The story in the Jan. 9 Chronicle gave his title incorrectly. His title has been corrected in the st...
Federation seeking volunteers for Fundfest 2014
by Staff and releases
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The 20th Fundfest, the annual phonathon by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit its Annual Campaign, will run from Sunday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 30, and volunteers are n...
Local YJ teens spend break doing community service in N.O., L.A.
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens forfeited a winter break filled with sleeping in and lounging around the house, for a week immersed in tikkun olam, helping the homeless and poverty stricken in Los Angeles and...
Metro Briefs January 9
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva Schools is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The annual Yeshiva Dinner is slated for Monday, March 10, 6 p.m., at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown. Judy Wein, co-found...
John M. Wolf, Sr. was a major benefactor of JCC, camps for half a century
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
John M. Wolf, Sr., a generous Pittsburgh philanthropist who was involved in virtually every red-letter development of the Jewish Community Center and its camp program since the 1960s, died Monday, ...
World War II memorial has Jewish influence
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s new World War II Memorial, which was dedicated last month at its site on North Shore Drive, and has Jewish influence from inception to design to content, almost didn’t happen. Thirteen...
Meet the Jewish matchmaker-in-chief
by Beth Kissileff/JNS.org
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match—even adopt a dog. In an interview from her home in Pittsburgh Weinberg, the matchmaker who co-founded the Jewish dating website SawYouAtSinai.com (SYA...
Cold Stone goes kosher in Squirrel Hill
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Cold Stone Creamery, an ice cream shop at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill, has been certified kosher by the Vaad Harabanim of Pittsburgh. Members of the Vaad’s kashrut comm...