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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Cantor touts bipartisan effort against Iran
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Some might consider them to be a political odd couple, but don’t say that to Rabbi David Saperstein. Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism — the Reform ...
Say it ain’t so, Ryan; say it ain’t so
by Jonathan Mayo
The Chosen 1s
Dec 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
I am what many would call a jaded baseball writer. While I still have passion for the game and beauty of it when it’s played between the lines, I’ve grown cynical when it comes to the various off-t...
Yoffie, Jacobs meet the media
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the outgoing president of the Union for Reform Judaism, had two words of advice Wednesday for his successor, Rabbi Rick Jacobs: "Change everything." Well, maybe not ...
Bazooka Jew goes political
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
OK,whenever you register at a convention, you're handed a goodie bag filled with schedules, agendas, visitor guides to the host city, commemorative pens and goodies such as candy, soft drinks and b...
The Biennial opens
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The largest gathering of North American Jews in history opened Wednesday as 6,000 descended upon National Harbor near Washington, D.C., for the 2011 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial. The Gaylord N...
Miller's ‘Focus’ holds up as timeless condemnation of   anti-Semitism
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur Miller is best known for being a playwright (and perhaps second best for being Marilyn Monroe’s husband), but many readers may not realize that he penned only one novel:  “Focus,” written in...
Chocolate headquarters
by Matt Robinson
JointMedia News Service
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It was not until his tour in the Israel Defense Forces that Oded “Max” Brenner even came in contact with a kitchen. “At first, I had no interest in cooking,” Brenner, founder of the Max Brenner int...
Questions posed through poet’s eyes
by Judith Robinson
For the Chronicle
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Philip Terman’s new poetry collection, “The Torah Garden,” reflects a local writer who is deeply concerned with what most of us know as well as the palms of our hands: the many struggles encountere...
Area foundation will award $1K grants to first-time Jewish campers
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Pittsburghers, attending a Jewish overnight camp for the first time, are eligible to receive a one-time $1,000 grant to help cover their tuition. The grants are made possible by the Papernick...
Local woman made extreme decisions following genetic testing results
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kathy Pattak did not have ovarian or breast cancer. Nevertheless, in 1999, she opted to have a hysterectomy, and in 2005, she underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy, as well. Pattak chose to ha...