The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was recognized for outstanding journalism by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at the Golden Quill Awards ceremony on Sept. 28, 2021. Staff writers Adam Reinherz and David Rullo both were awarded first place awards for their writing.
Reinherz was awarded a Golden Quill for Excellence in Written Journalism in the Profile category for “COVID Nurse Shares Observations From New York City.” Rullo won a Golden Quill for Excellence in Written Journalism in the Arts/Entertainment category, for “‘Hello Darkness, My Old Friend’ Recounts Friendship Between Author and Art Garfunkel.”
The Chronicle was a finalist for 10 additional awards. Reinherz was a finalist in the following categories: News Feature (“South Oakland Corner Dedicated to Late Holocaust Survivor”); History/Culture (“Rabbi’s Pandemic Edicts Saves Lives During Cholera Crisis of 1831”); Education (“Leslie Frischman’s Sidewalk Math Equals Neighborhood Fun”); and Sports (“Clear the Way for the Goldmans Because They’re Not Slowing Down”).
Rullo was a finalist for: Traditional Feature (“Tuesdays With Jon and Helen,” “Late Checkout: Rabbi and Family Wait Out Pandemic 2,400 Miles From Home”); and Lifestyle (“Community Adapts Jewish Rituals During Coronavirus Crisis”).
Chronicle editor Toby Tabachnick was a finalist for: News Feature (“Two Years Later, Wounded Victims of Synagogue Shooting Staying Strong”); Profile (“Downtown Rabbi Weathers Pandemic With a Little Help From His Friends”); and Columns/Blogs (“Not Moving on But Moving Forward,” “Moving Beyond Our Differences to See the Bigger Picture,” and,“The Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Being a 2020 Grad”). PJC
— Toby Tabachnick