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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story of Jewish terrorism in its ‘war of national liberation’
After reading Bruce Hoffman’s history of how Jewish terrorism drove Britain from its Palestine Mandate, it’s interesting to consider whether freer Jewish immigration might have prevented or lessene...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews
A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relatio...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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CDS supporters masquerade around Downtown to celebrate
by Lindsay Dill, For the Chronicle
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 300 people masqueraded around the top floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 9, to dance, celebrate and wish mazel tov to Community Day School, its students, teachers, voluntee...
Single Files
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
I first met Tricia while she was volunteering at Concordia of the South Hills, visiting the elderly. Her big heart and strong sense of Jewish values were immediately apparent. But Tricia, 51, is fa...
Jewish rapper sheds his beat for his guitar in first acoustic tour
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the Feb. 7 Chronicle. The correct venue for the PIttsburgh performance is the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead, not Oakland...
Beth Shalom cantor releases his first CD
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t look for a common theme in Cantor Ben Rosner’s recently released CD, Songs of Strength and Spirit. There isn’t one. “There is not a common theme to this album,” Rosner, the chazzen of Congreg...
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
by Rachel Shukert, Tablet
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
My dear congregation, you may notice I am sermonizing to you a little earlier than usual this week. This is because I want to talk to you about something that happened on Monday, before Suri Cruise...
Campus Superstar field whittled to 10 as finals night approaches
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle correspondent
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 125 people crammed into the third floor of the Hillel Jewish University Center on Thursday evening to listen to 29 students from universities around Pittsburgh make their case to move on to th...
Balka exhibit reflects Jewish life in 19th-, 20th-century America
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest exhibit at the American Jewish Museum of Pittsburgh is a chronicle on canvas of the trials of Jews in the 19th- and 20th- century America compiled by a single art collector. The new Anna...
Jewish Pittsburgh native rigs cameras for groundbreaking film
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
For three years, Adam LeWinter went to work in some of the coldest places on earth. He did it for the adventure. He did it for the challenge. And he did it to send a chilling message to the world: ...
Is Superman Jewish? Read this book and find out
by Neal Gendler, For the Chronicle
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Superman Jewish? Yes, very much so, at least in his early years, but in his character, not his personality. The later Spider-Man, conversely, is Jewish in personality but not in character. Who k...
CMU Klezmer Band plays old world music for new world audiences
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The band kicked off its rendition of “Oy Tate,” a quick-tempo melody, just old world just oozing from its clarinets, saxophones, cello and piano. But this was no shtetl, rather a 2011 session at th...