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Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees

Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
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Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs February 17
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
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Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
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Italian teaching philosophy works in Jewish preschools
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia may be far removed from Pittsburgh, but a 67-year-old teaching philosophy that arose from the city’s devastation after World War II is having an impact on...
Community weighs in on proposed expansion of Rite Aid building
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Only 10 years old, the Rite Aid building in Squirrel Hill may be expanded by two floors if the developer receives approval from the City of Pittsburgh. Advocates of the project laid out their plans...
Jews support city resolution to oppose anti-Shariah bill
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish leaders backed a Pittsburgh City Council measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029, which has become known as “the anti-Shariah law bill.” Council passsed the resolution by a unanimous ...
Community adult learning
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Interested in learning 300 ways to ask the four questions? Perhaps studying the Napoleonic Sanhedrin of 1807 is more your thing. How about taking a tour of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz His...
Jews learn about Shariah
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty Pittsburgh attorneys, including many Jews, turned out Monday, Feb. 27, to learn about Shariah law in a one-time, three-hour course offered by the Agency for Jewish Learning, in partnership w...
Metro Briefs March 8
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-two top federation leaders from across the country took part in JFNA’s Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Greece and Israel this month. Participants received behind-the-scenes views of both...
Jewish Chronicle celebrates its past by covering the future
by Lee Chottiner
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, we made it! The Jewish Chronicle is 50 years old as of today, March 8, the same day our first issue came out a half-century ago. We know, we know … we don’t look a day over 40. It hasn’t alwa...
CWB to host lecture on Jewish Berlin
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms without Borders will present Shalmi Barmore, a historian and educator for lecture, Monday, March 12, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. His topic will be, “Berlin: A City Haunted by History a...
Jewish Faculty Forum developing minor in Holocaust studies at Duquesne U.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Rosen did not look like the typical Duquesne University professor. With his untidy grey beard, yamulke, and the traditional dark suit and white shirt of the ultra-Orthodox, he stood in stark c...
Cranberry Jewish Community established; group files for nonprofit status
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
About 18 months ago, Jack Cohen and Michael Berman, who had been childhood friends, began reaching out to see if other Jews lived in Cranberry. To their pleasant surprise, they found more people th...