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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The change we wish for’ Jewish, Arab Israelis start space center in Arab city Sakhnin
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As a pilot in the Israel Defense Forces, Asaf Brimer flew combat missions. When he left the army, he made a career for himself in the Israeli aerospace industry. But if Brimer learned anything from...
JWF to invest $10K in STEM opportunities for Yeshiva Girls’ School
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh is including a new initiative to support Yeshiva Girls School in its 2013-2014 grant awards. JWF awarded Yeshiva Girls School the maximum grant amoun...
Mohel sued over severe bris injury
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the story posted Thursday.) Parents of a baby boy say the child suffered a “catastrophic and life-changing injury” during his bris this past April, and...




Lazar completes term as WRJ president
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai member Lynn Magid Lazar concluded her four-year tenure as the president of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) at the 72nd URJ Biennial, which coincided with the WRJ 49th Assembly and Ce...
Sixty Pittsburghers attend URJ Biennial; session on J-JEP held
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
“Audacious hospitality” was the motivating motto at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 72nd Biennial conference, which ran from Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 15, in San Diego. About 60 Pittsbu...
Metro Briefs December 19
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has added four new professionals to its staff. The new hires are Ilene Rinn, manager of human services, planning and allocations; Bradley Stamm, campaign ass...
Squirrel Hill man to scale COL steps 11 months after stroke
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 18, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Gillis has walked the city of Pittsburgh many times over. He has laced his shoes and headed out the door of his Squirrel Hill home, making his way up and down many hills. He has switched walk...
92nd St. Y broadcast gets stormy as irate panelist walks out
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When you put a conservative and liberal on stage at a political forum about Israel — with a centrist seated between them as a precautionary measure — there are bound to be some fireworks. And that’...
TOL*OLS balks at USCJ dues structure
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha has been placed on “suspension” from membership in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), the North American umbrella organization of Conservative synagogues....




Jewish playwright, black director collaborate in PPTC festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
While the last candles of Hanukkah were kindled last week, a play inspired by their light will continue its run through Dec. 17 as part of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company’s Festival in B...