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Cheryl Klein’s journey to rabbi: ‘It’s never too late’
Cheryl Klein took “a more circuitous path” to rabbinic ordination than your typical rabbi. Klein, 59, who has been the lay cantor at Congregation Dor Hadash since 1986, has been involved with many ...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs June 23
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s SteelTree Fund will give three organizations a total of $13,875 in fourth-round 2015–16 funding: Community Day School (CDS), the Friendship Circle and Chab...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAA bake sale benefits shooting victims’ family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of community strength and compassion, staff, volunteers and residents of the Jewish Association on Aging held bake sales at Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace on Thursday, March 17 to ...



At AIPAC, candidates pledge firm support of Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With the ironic exception of Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the race for the White House, all viable contenders for president — Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz...
Sweet news: Girl Scout Thin Mints are now kosher pareve!
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing packs of young girls congregating in front of Giant Eagles across town, flanked by brightly colored boxes, can only mean one thing — and it’s a pretty good thing. It’s Girl Scout cookie seas...
‘Scared witless of Trump’: Norman’s words resonate at Temple Ohav Shalom
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Within minutes of hearing Tony Norman speak, you’ll have no doubt where he stands on the most critical issues facing the country. In what he jokingly called a “shpiel” in reference to the proximity...
Online education offers chance to strengthen schools, Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Virtual Judaics classes may not be replacing traditional day schools any time soon, but they can enhance educational options for Jewish schools at a reasonable cost. Allowing those schools to expan...
Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Sport offers competition. Perhaps more importantly, sport also offers conversation. Various names are offered as to the greatest Jewish Community Center basketball player ever. Arthur Pitt, origina...
Outdoor Purim event is feel good despite the cold
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Central to Purim is reversal — Vashti was killed, Esther became queen; Haman made gallows for Mordechai, Haman was hanged. The list goes on, and considering the turnabout theme, it only makes sense...
Allderdice: Always No. 1 in the hearts of its fans
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in a fairy tale the dragon gets slayed. Pittsburgh Allderdice’s historic run ended Saturday night as its boys’ varsity basketball team lost, 73-62, to Roman Catholic in the PIAA Class AAAA cha...
Metro Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Henry Shapiro will hold a Klezmer Guitar CD Crowdfunding Campaign from March 20 to April 26 at jewcer.com/klezmerguitar. Jewcer.com supports Jewish themed and Jewish community based projects...



CMU physics professor hit by a gravitational wave of excitement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the Carnegie Mellon University office of Ira Rothstein almost feels like walking onto the movie set for “A Beautiful Mind” or “Good Will Hunting.” The expansive white board is filled with ...