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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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J-Serve brings teens together for community service
The message is so simple you could text it: Pittsburgh’s Jewish teens love volunteering. For the 12th consecutive year, enthusiastic Steel City youths participated in J-Serve, a standalone day of s...
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Pittsburgh native fulfills ‘Amazing’ dream
Becca Droz has known since she was 11 years old that one day she would travel the world as a contestant on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” That dream was finally fulfilled with the filming...
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Metro Briefs March 24
Elected officials and faculty members at Pittsburgh area universities will unite to show their support for the Jewish student community at Shabbat1000 on Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event, an...
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Interfaith trip to Israel sheds light for Jewish, Christian ‘pilgrims’
Janice and Myron Watzman had been talking about taking a trip together to Israel since the day they were married in 1990. Janice, who is Roman Catholic, and Myron, who is Jewish, were just waiting ...
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H. Yale Gutnick and a life in print
H. Yale Gutnick has lived a life in print. For decades, the septuagenarian has filed briefs, documents and other legal records across federal and state courts throughout the country. The Philadelph...
Mar 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
Metro Briefs January 13
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The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
Metro Briefs January 6
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...
Menorah madness
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of Pittsburgh’s Grand Menorah Parade and Chanukah Festival took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at Rodef Shalom Congregation and ending at The Waterfront. The annual Menorah Parade fe...
Chabad of the South Hills lights up the Galleria for Chanukah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
A 12-foot kerosene menorah, the aroma of fresh latkes, and, yes, the songs of Ziggy Marley attracted dozens of celebrants and shoppers to the second floor of Mt. Lebanon’s Galleria last week as the...
Repair the World and Wigle Whiskey blend for community support
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
For many, ’tis the season of seemingly endless celebrations among those sporting turtlenecks and tweeds while hoisting a spirited beverage or two. And although most holiday partygoers participate i...
Two days of mitzvahs for Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Rachel Reibach, a junior at Washington and Lee University, was home visiting her family for winter break following a challenging semester, but rather than sleeping in on Dec. 25, she headed to the ...
Corrections department investigating Jewish prisoner’s complaints at Belmont
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating a Jewish inmate’s claims of religious discrimination at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, according to t...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories of 2016
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
After a year of award-winning journalism, The Jewish Chronicle would like to look back on the stories that captivated our community in 2016. Appearing in chronological order, the following 10 excer...