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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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Twenty Pittsburgh athletes to head to Maccabi Games
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Five days, seven hours, and 40 minutes is the time displayed on the ticker at the bottom of the Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games Web site. As the ticker nears closer to the Aug. 8 starting dat...
Local Jewish youth walks across the state to raise hunger awareness
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As a college student at DePauw University, Adam Brok wanted to donate to the charities and social issue groups that visited campus, but faced the same problem of so many students: “These are all gr...
Maryland pact gags Save A Torah under threat of penalty
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the so-called Indiana Jones of Torah rescue, is now prohibited from selling far-fetched back-stories along with his restored Torahs, pursuant to an agreement with the officia...
The Chronicle introduces new quarterly magazine
by Barbara Befferman
CEO
Jul 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Several months ago, I reported to you about our strategic planning process and how we had gathered information from readers, potential readers, advertisers and potential advertisers. With the help ...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jul 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
National Night Out Block Parties announced that volunteers are hosting a National Night Out gathering Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. in Squirrel Hill. Hosts will organize their blocks, buildings or bus...
Hoops star Stoudemire Israel-bound to explore Jewish roots
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Basketball all-star Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly was on his way to Israel after learning he had Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," Stoudemire, wh...
Local artists showcase work for centennial celebration
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the last 100 years, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh has boasted among its members talent such as Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt and Henry Koerner. It has helped launch careers, while enabling ...
Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Tobin finally laid to rest
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
After almost a year of frustration, negotiations and legal proceedings, the family of Howard Tobin finally has some closure. Tobin’s remains were exhumed from Congregation Poale Zedeck’s cemetery i...