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JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...
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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
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‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
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Jew in the City tackles stereotypes head-on
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Allison Josephs’ first impression of Orthodox Jews was formed in her childhood, based on her secular physician father’s complaints about treating his Chasidic patients. He would come home after wor...
For these two nuns, Holocaust education has always come first
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 06, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people are motivated by a desire for money; others for adulation and fame. Some people do good when others are watching but turn away if no one is looking. Others, like the righteous gentiles ...
Candidates offer starkly contrasting perspectives
by Dave Rullo, Special to The Chronicle
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story has been updated.) Pittsburgh school district candidates Kirk Burkley and Lynda Wrenn presented their vision for District 4 on Thursday, April 30, at the Jewish Community...
Briskin’s furs for the homeless provide street-level luxury
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
To Ken Briskin, a garment made of fur is far more than a luxury. It can save a life. Briskin, the owner of Briskin Furs in Aspinwall, has been repurposing old fur pieces to help warm the homeless f...
Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
by Orit Arfa, JNS.org
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
London benefactor grooming tennis champs in Israel — and he has a prized pupil
by Howard Blas, JTA
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Yishai Oliel become Israel’s version of tennis champion Novak Djokovic? London businessman David Coffer is hoping the Ramle teenager can someday join such heady company — and he’s backing up hi...
Metro Briefs April 30
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, May 3 Pittsburgh will have more than the Dick’s  Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon to celebrate. Partnership2Gether (P2G) — a program that links Pittsburgh with Karmiel and Misgav, the ...
New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...




Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...