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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community forum on public schools draws Jewish interest
There is a deep bond between the Jewish community and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Marshall Dayan recognizes it. “Our community has traditionally been educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ecumenical diplomat, Pastor Donald Green, retiring from Christian Associates
When Pastor Donald Green looks back on his career, one of the highlights will be the times he brought Jewish and Christian leaders together on one of the most contentious subjects dividing them: th...
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Wasted food has massive impact on collective carbon footprint
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of all the food we throw away here in the United States? — Mike Schiller, Cambridge, Mass. Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially ...
Twerski’s book bridges gap between two audiences
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone familiar with the many books of Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D., knows he generally writes for two different audiences. Some of his books, which are for a general audience, deal with substance a...
Toomey sets staunch conservative agenda in Chronicle meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pat Toomey minced no words about health care reform in 2010. “Anything close to what passed in the House and the Senate is dead,” he said. His response was not unexpected. Toomey, a Republican cand...
Jewish Republican runs for Congress in W.Va.
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — Patricia VanGilder Levenson, who is running for Congress in the West Virginia First Congressional District, has a tough fight ahead of her. Not only must she face five other candi...
Sachs transitions to civilian life after five years on active duty
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few minutes in 1984, Nosson Sachs felt sure that General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. would end his military career before it began. The freshly minted rabbi had just begun working as a chaplain at...
Students, friends of Morris organize event in his memory
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The memory of a swim coach, and friend, to much of the Pittsburgh Jewish community will be honored later this month at the first annual Jack Morris Swim Meet, to be held at the Jewish Community Cen...
Months after sale, residents adjusting to life at Concordia
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of the facility formerly known as Covenant at South Hills still harbor resentment against B’nai B’rith, blaming the organization for allowing their home to fall into bankruptcy and t...
Effie Eitam speech here raises ire of some parents
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Israel Defense Forces General and former Knesset member Effie Eitam will speak at the Hillel Jewish University Center tonight to an audience of high school and college students, as well as ...
Book provides a guide for teens on building better relationships
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Carl Levy remembers the day he met Randy, his wife of 39 years. It was Oct. 15, 1965 and they were teenagers attending a United Synagogue Youth convention in New Jersey. “I remember s...
J.D. Salinger, reclusive author and grandson of rabbi, dies
by JTA
Jan 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- J.D. Salinger, author of "Catcher in the Rye," recluse and grandson of a rabbi, has died at 91. Salinger, whose signature novel became an American classic and remains required reading a...