The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was recognized for outstanding journalism by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at the Golden Quill Awards ceremony on March 24, 2022. Staff writer David Rullo and freelance writer Justin Vellucci both were awarded first place awards for their writing.
Rullo won a Golden Quill for Excellence in Written Journalism in the Lifestyle category for “Healing Ink provides free tattoos to those affected by Tree of Life Shooting.”
Vellucci won for Excellence in Written Journalism in the Traditional Feature category for “‘Our little mitzvah’: Local mom donates vast quantities of breast milk,” and in the History/Culture category for “Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Torahs encompass rich history.”
The Chronicle was a finalist for 9 additional awards. Rullo was a finalist is the following categories: News Feature (“A ‘Respectful Acknowledgement’: Oct. 27 Survivors on Rebuilding Tree of Life”); Medical/Health (“Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders Are Handed Frontline Role in Mental Health,” along with Chris Hedlin of PublicSource); History/Culture (“Its Building’s for Sale, but Beth Israel Synagogue Takes It ‘Shabbos by Shabbos’”); Arts/Entertainment (“Award-Winning Poet Addresses Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting in New Book”); and (“Holocaust Center Marks Genocide Awareness Month With ‘Miracle in Rwanda’”).
Staff writer Adam Reinherz was a finalist for: Arts/Entertainment (“Chaiflicks: The Chanukah Gift for When You Don’t Want to Give Pajamas”); Education (“College Is a Pressure Cooker, The Pandemic May Make It Burst”); and Sports (“Youth Sports Return With Newfound Appreciation”).
Editor Toby Tabachnick was a finalist for Business/Technology/Consumer (“Experts Talk About Implications of Social Media Crackdown”).
The awards were held at the Rivers Casino. PJC
— Toby Tabachnick