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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
Metal-based world of fantasy pays tribute to city of Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
There are several ways to enter the city of Pittsburgh, but approaching town through the Fort Pitt Tunnel is undoubtedly the most dramatic. And for Benny Zelkowicz, who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, the ...
Metro Briefs December 4
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold Shabbat Shiur with Adam Garber, field director for PennEnvironment, on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:40 p.m., after services, in the Helfant Chapel. Garber helps coordin...
Inaugural Night Out event brings area Jewish men together
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Several hundred men recently gathered for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Men’s Night Out. The inaugural event featured hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts as well as an inspirational...
Bringing the past to life spotlights importance of Jewish community
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
Generations of Jewish families in Pittsburgh have painstakingly saved their photos and wedding announcements; their son’s honor-roll report card and across-the-Atlantic passenger information for th...
Pitt’s SJP cites commitment to BDS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Pittsburgh has complied with a request by Students for Justice in Palestine to offer an alternative to Sabra brand hummus at its campus dining facilities. The SJP’s appeal for ano...
Recharge, refresh and reflect: ‘Step into the Light’ at the Chabad Women’s Retreat
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, people often feel a need to “get away from it all.” While trips to the Caribbean are not always possible, it is possible to have more light and less d...