The Weekly Edition
Thursday, September 20, 2018
 
On Yom Kippur, to Whom — or to what — are we praying?
By Toby Tabachnick
Five local rabbis share their views on whether there is a Divine ear — and if so, whether it is listening to us on the High Holidays.
 
Remembering a legacy
‘Force of nature,’ journalist Sally Kalson remembered and celebrated
By Toby Tabachnick
The legacy of the late journalist runs deep in her beloved hometown, where her insightful, bold and sensitive facility with words moved readers for more than three decades.
 
Hillel Investigating Allegations Against Major Philanthropist
By Hannah Dreyfus | New York Jewish Week
Claims of unwelcome sexual remarks to women Hillel employees by Michael Steinhardt; accusations by other women, to which he responds.
 
Joining together, six congregations host selichot
By Lauren Rosenblatt
With collaboration and music, the congregations hoped to both bring more people to the selichot service and introduce the service in a new and innovative way.
 
Historical insights
A family standing astride the boundary of Western Pennsylvania
By Eric Lidji
 
A one-stop community shop
JFunds launches with hopes of helping community
By Adam Reinherz
The partnership is designed to streamline the process for clients seeking assistance, including a list of participating groups, services available and eligibility requirements.
 
Literacy Pittsburgh
Older adults, young students find ‘oasis’ in tutoring program
By Toby Tabachnick
The OASIS program matches an older adult with a young student to work on reading, writing and communication — and offer another mentor to the child.
 
When an old synagogue downsizes, what do you do with all its stuff?
By Alanna E. Cooper | JTA
This synagogue in Erie followed the same pattern as many others in Rust Belt cities — as the population declines, many congregations merge, shut down or downsize.
 
‘A Spiritual Midwife to a Generation of Seekers’
By Sandee Brawarsky | New York Jewish Week
Rabbi Rachel Cowan is remembered as ‘a powerhouse of Jewish activism’ who sought out goodness and ‘lived her word.’
 
Mac Miller, Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh, reportedly dead at 26
By Joshua Needelman
The artist reportedly died of an overdose Sept. 7.
 
Sukkot
Small sukkah or surplus of space, what’s the one item you need this holiday?
By Adam Reinherz
The Chronicle asked local Jews what they must have in their sukkah. Some answers: an air conditioner, a utility knife, soft lighting and a good book.
 
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