The Chronicle Update
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
 
Israel
Federation’s Mega Mission offered attendees an ‘unbelievable’ experience
By David Rullo
“I think that was just incredible.”
 
Havdalah with a purpose
‘After Roe’: NCJW hosts community event in response to Supreme Court decision
By David Rullo
“I am grateful to NCJW for creating the ritual and encouraging us to gather during this time of tremendous anger and deep sadness.”
 
Awards
Chronicle wins 2 national Jewish press awards for outstanding work
By Toby Tabachnick
Chronicle Staff Writers Adam Reinherz and David Rullo recognized for excellence in journalism
 
Profile
‘Passion’ and ‘purpose’ mark Pittsburgh native’s 25 years in PR
By Justin Vellucci
Heidi Krupp recently returned to Pittsburgh following the death of her father, Gerald L. “Jerry” Krupp, of Squirrel Hill — Yellow Cab’s longest-serving driver in the city.
 
Church/State
Supreme Court decision on coach’s prayer throws doubt on a 30-year-old victory for a Jewish family
By Ron Kampeas
A “significant change in how we approach prayer in public schools.”
 
Litigation
Kosher certification agency sues JetBlue, saying they lied about a kosher snack
By Jackie Hajdenberg
In a lawsuit filed last Thursday, the agency said JetBlue put its hechsher, or rabbinical approval symbol, on an artichoke snack that the agency never certified as kosher.
 
Human Rights Council
UN concludes Israeli military killed Palestinian journalist
By Andrew Lapin
IDF called the UN probe “biased” and reiterated its call for the Palestinian Authority to hand over the bullet that killed reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in early May.
 
Faces of the Holocaust
AI tech identifies rocker Geddy Lee’s mother in anonymous Holocaust photos
By Jackie Hajdenberg
The company has analyzed nearly 500,000 photos with around 2 million faces.
 
Comedy
Comedian Steve Hoftstetter hosting summer series in Lawrenceville
By Justin Vellucci
His Stanton Heights project to nurture the comedy scene in Pittsburgh is called Steel City Arts Foundation.
 
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