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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Einstein Before Israel’ sheds light on scientist’s links to Zionism
by Morton I. Teicher for the Chronicle
Mar 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Ze’ev Rosenkranz has been in the Einstein business for 22 years. He’s been a senior editor at the Einstein Papers Project at Cal Tech and former curator of Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew Un...
JCC successfully raises funds for scholarships
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh held its sixth annual Big Night, “All Aboard JCC’s Love Boat,” at the JCC Saturday, March 3. The Big Night event raises a large portion of the JCC’...
Ethan does it all
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Composer, actor, songwriter and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick is slated to perform at Chabad Fox Chapel’s Spark Gala event Sunday, March 11, at the August Wilson Center.  Ethan has been making hist...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...
‘Memory’ a distilling look at one survivor’s experience
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The venue for the the screening of 'Memory' has been changed from College Hall to the Power Center on Forbes Avenue, on the Duquesne University Campus.) Howard Chandler remembers we...
Metro Briefs
Feb 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle has added two new writers to its blogosphere. “ The Beet-Eating Heeb ” is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to...
JFilm 2012 festival schedule
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: The date for the JFilm Festival's opening night movie, "Prima Primavera," is Thursday, March 15. The correct date appears in the schedule below, but an incorrect date was given in a...
Rollercoaster relationship between Zionism, Tinsel Town on upswing
by Danielle Berrin
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Golden Globe Awards in January, producer Howard Gordon stepped up to the stage to accept the award for Best Television Series — Drama for co-creating the breakout Showtime hit “Homeland.” In...
The Jewish retail giant and the black community
by Stephen Whitfield
JointMedia News Service
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast wit...
JCC loses close call to Pittsburgh Project; drops in GPIBL standings
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In a game in which every second counted, Jonathan Blue of Pittsburgh Project hit a buzzer-beating two-point shot to defeat the JCC, Thursday, Feb. 2, by a score of 51-49. While Ben Katz of the JCC ...