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Metro Briefs January 29
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at t...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whether in business or as an author, Roth’s just-do-it attitude has fairy-tale ending
Ellen Roth did not train to be a businesswoman or a novelist or a screenwriter. Yet, this longtime Pittsburgher seems to don adeptly any type of hat she chooses. Roth originally hails from Clevelan...
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Local series spotlights freedom of speech and its responsibility
First Amendment rights are what Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, says are the blue collar amendments. “You ...
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Metro Briefs January 22
Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg will hold its next Festival of the Jewish Arts program on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at Campana Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg camp...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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7th-grader’s act of kindness for a friend gains worldwide audience
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyewitness to history: The letters of Tmima Bar Ilan
Some people read about history, other people live it. Tmima Bar Ilan, nonagenarian mother of popular local Hebrew teacher Naama Lazar, was one of the latter. She experienced some of the most tumult...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gospel singers come to New Light for ‘awesome’ MLK celebration
On one side of New Light Congregation’s pulpit sits an American flag, on the other an Israeli one. For one night, flanked between those flags, stood gospel-singing church members. “I am really exci...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgher joins national cohort to Israel
Dan Friedman entered the movie theater. Before the film began, he received an instruction:  “If the siren blares, you have 15 seconds to enter the bomb shelter.” The film started. The siren never s...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s one high-flying nonprofit that’s definitely gone to the dogs
Up above the clouds in a small airline carrier, a voice breaks up the sounds from the engine. “Animal rescue team flight No. 920,” an air traffic controller announced over a two-way radio. Another ...
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‘Golden Harvest’ a disturbing account of Polish complicity in Shoa
by Neal Gendler
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Poles living near death camps such as Treblinka found both pleasure and profit in the killing of Jews, a people living in Poland 800 years. A postwar photo in which peasants and militia appear to b...
Erica Lane-Tamuza had rich career in international law
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Erica Lane-Tamuza led an adventurous life, said her father, Nicholas Lane. It’s no wonder why. She traveled the world, studied several languages, played a mean game of field hockey, and once decide...
Metro Briefs June 21
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Ben Rosner of Congregation Beth Shalom and Joel Lindsay will co-host an evening of live entertainment, called Shul of Rock, Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Don...
Frankel introduces ‘terror-free’ measure in state House
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced a new bill to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that calls for limiting procurement from Iran. House Bill 2427, also known as Terror-Free Procurement, ...
PCUSA to take controversial divestment vote at Pittsburgh G.A.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Presbyterian Church USA will be voting on resolutions calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel, as well as calling for international acknowledgement of Israeli “apartheid”...




Mission commences
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For weeks, scores of Jewish Pittsburghers had been emailing and Skyping with friends in Israel they had not yet met face to face. All that will change this week, though, as the Jewish Federation of...
Greetings from Tel Aviv
by Abby Gordon
Jun 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Abby Gordon is with the Centennial Mega Mission celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. She will blog for the Chronicle during the trip ...
Donors in place
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt went to the April 19 groundbreaking ceremony for Community Day School’s (CDS) Holocaust memorial sculpture, it brought back memories of working on the project with thei...
24th KMR BBYO board elected at convention
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Keystone-Mountain Region of BBYO held its regional convention from May 18 to 20 at La Roche College in the North Hills. The convention marks the official end of the 2011-2012 KM BBYO programming ye...
Tzohar Seminary students stretched creative muscles in school’s first year
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Herst always knew she had a creative bent, but for years she did not have a chance to explore it. She was raised in a Chicago suburb and spent her childhood reading and writing, but because ...