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AJM exhibit puts Jane Haskell’s creativity in the spotlight
Jane Haskell was an artist, philanthropist and patron of the arts who worked in a variety of media to create paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Haskell (1923- 2013) is best known for ...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yiddish theater helped prepare actress for Benedum
Who would have thought that performing in the Yiddish theater would prepare an actress for a national tour of a Tony Award-winning musical? Who knew the Yiddish theater was still a thing? Up until ...
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New book delves into past, present and future of Chabad
It’s been 12 years since Rabbi Eric Yoffie, then the president of the Union of Reform Judaism, pointed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as a source of inspiration for his own movement’s synagogues ...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review: In a simpler time, ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ hits the mark on the Lower East Side immigrant story
Prior to the 1950s, literature for and about Jewish children was sparse, if practically nonexistent.  That all changed with the publication of “All-of-a Kind Family” in 1951. The book was groundbre...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the disabled, Birthright trips are extra special
by Gil Shefler
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pamela Saeks thought her daughter Karly, who has Asperger’s syndrome, would never be able to go on Birthright Israel, the program that offers Diaspora Jews free trips to Israel. “For yea...
‘Carnegie Shul’ president voted onto Carnegie Borough Council
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
CARNEGIE, Pa. — The lone window in Rick D’Loss’ office at Congregation Ahavath Achim looks onto Main Street and the abandoned, peeling front of the Main Hotel. “This is such an ideal location,” D’L...
Using comics to teach the hardest subject: the Holocaust
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to figure out how old someone is without asking outright? Find out how they learned about the Holocaust in high school. Just “The Diary of Anne Frank?” Maybe 40s or 50s. “Number the Stars?” Le...
‘Rachamim’ follows Shoa survivor- secret agent from darkness to light
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ray Naar’s first novel, “Rachamim,” could just as easily been titled “From Darkness into Light.” As a matter of fact, that’s the subtitle. The story traces an adult Holocaust survivor from Gree...
Buy a piece of Concordia Club
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Concordia Club voted in July to close by the end of the year. Now, the furnishings are going up for sale at public auction. Harry Davis and Company Auctioneers is selling “the banquet facilitie...
CMU Philharmonic performs banned composers at concert
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Although anti-Semitism had been brewing in Europe for some time, on Nov. 9, 1938, it entered a new stage when, in a few hours time, Nazis set forth on a horrific path of terror against the Jews of ...
Torah dedication at federal prison called a ‘historic’ event
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In what is believed to be an unprecedented ceremony for the federal prison system, Jewish leaders flocked to this West Virginia city Tuesday for the dedication of a Torah to be ...
New Pitt group focuses on Jewish graduate students
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
A new student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the first to unite Jews of widely varying graduate school studies. Jewish Pitt Grads is the University’s newest graduat...
Covenant plaintiffs allege misconduct, breach of contract
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of residents at the former Covenant at South Hills have filed a class-action lawsuit against B’nai B’rith International, B’nai B’rith Housing, Inc, and its officers and directors, seeking t...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...