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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...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Iconic musical ‘Hair’ launches a be-in at Heinz Hall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When “Hair” debuted off-Broadway in 1967, it was a musical that attempted to capture the social unrest of youth culture struggling to find its place in American society. Almost 45 years later, it s...
Samuel Rosenberg painting is restored at Heinz History Center
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Samuel Rosenberg, the influential painter who lived in Pittsburgh's Hill District, depicted many scenes of daily life in the city. His piece "Construction on Bigelow Boulevard, 1940," gives us an i...
Anti-Semitic fliers attack Emanuel
by Release
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fliers with anti-Semitic messages directed against Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel were distributed on a train line that runs through the city. The flier, distributed at a Chicago Transit...
Pittsburgh psychiatrist opposed to Desmond Tutu speech at national meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh area psychiatrist is protesting an appearance by South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu at a national psychiatric gathering in May. Tutu is scheduled to deliver the principal addre...
Jewish Disability Awareness Month means ‘inclusion’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy Langer understands the challenges of integrating a special needs child into the Jewish community. Her 8-year-old son, Martin, has autism. “It’s a struggle,” said the Mt. Lebanon resident, and...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is sponsoring a program to bring together Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim teenagers, Sunday, Feb. 20, at Oakland Catholic High School. The teenagers, who will c...
Food for thought at Hillel Academy
by Maia Wiesenfeld
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is the second in a series of articles the Chronicle will publish by three students from Hillel Academy on environmental changes going on in their school.) Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh is offe...
Israeli punks crash into U.S. rock with 'Not Yet'
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Monotonix didn’t have a choice — the Israeli punk rock trio from Tel Aviv simply had to come to the States. But it wasn’t ambition for stardom, exactly. While garnering a cult following in Tel Aviv...
Egypt revolution should not slow peace efforts — Gorenberg
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The two-week-old revolution in Egypt could affect Israel in several areas, but one of them shouldn’t be the peace process, according to Gershom Gorenberg. “Whichever outcome there is with Egypt, Is...
‘Balfour Declaration’ a comprehensive read — perhaps overly so
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Our familiar, too-simple explanation of the Balfour Declaration as a reward to Russian-born chemist Chaim Weizmann for synthesizing acetone for wartime explosives is thoroughly demolished by Jonath...