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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Jun 21, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
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New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
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Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...
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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
by Melissa Apter
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
Metro Briefs February 26
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the community to a special Shabbat service, featuring a guest sermon by Rev. B. De Neice Welch of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Welch ...
Domestic violence: An abuse of power that needs Jewish discussion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local Conservative and Reform rabbis convened at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Thursday, Feb. 19, for a discussion on ending domestic violence though primary prevention. Billed as an interfa...
‘Bostoner Rebbe’ touches hearts, makes friends during area visit
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Via Jerusalem, Boston came to Pittsburgh this month, arriving in the form of Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, one of three brothers popularly given the title “Bostoner Rebbe.” Son of the previous Boston...
‘Bring people together’ is Arab-Israeli expert’s charge for coexistence
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, visited Oakland last week, shuttling between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbur...