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February 21, 2018, 4:18 pm
Father’s sex reassignment spurs feminist author’s examination of identities
Susan Faludi, the Pulitzer Prize-winning feminist journalist, will be speaking at Carnegie Music Hall on Feb. 26 as part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures Ten Evenings series.
February 20, 2018, 1:24 pm
Jewish Pittsburgh growing but denominational affiliation dropping
The 2017 PGH Jewish Community Study shows an educated population that is highly connected to Israel but a shift in age demographics and a decrease in congregation affiliation.
February 15, 2018, 4:18 pm
Pennsylvania third-most targeted state by white supremacists on college campuses
Eighteen college campuses in the state were targeted in 2017, a dramatic increase from zero recorded instances in 2016.
February 15, 2018, 10:44 am
Rabbi Donald Rossoff appointed as interim rabbi for Temple Emanuel
Rossoff will begin his tenure at Temple Emanuel on July 1. Outgoing Senior Rabbi Mark Mahler, who served the congregation for 38 years, will retire June 30.
February 14, 2018, 12:05 pm
JFCS closes adoption and foster program Family Hope as longtime director retires
The program was created in 1997 to help Jewish families who were being turned away from religious-based adoption agencies. Those needs have receded as agencies become more diverse.
February 14, 2018, 11:50 am
High hopes, some concerns as medical marijuana dispensary opens in Squirrel Hill
Some people are looking toward the dispensary for pain relief and guidance while others worry about addiction, side effects and legal constraints.
February 8, 2018, 12:48 pm
A trivial pursuit: The Chronicle plays HQ
Spoiler alert: We didn't know the name of the metal at the end of a pencil (ironic, we know.) But that isn't what got us out.
February 8, 2018, 12:18 pm
CMU to offer scholarships, merit-based aid to Repair the World fellows
The partnership, the first of its kind for Repair the World, follows similar programs for alumni of other social service groups such as Teach for America and AmeriCorps.
February 8, 2018, 11:36 am
Congregations mark Jewish Disability Awareness month with art, music, advocacy
The 10-year-old national campaign, also known as JDAIM, is part of Inclusion Innovations, which helps faith organizations design inclusive environments.
February 2, 2018, 12:04 pm
Veganism, a notion to chew on at Rodef Shalom
Executive director of Jewish Veg Jeff Cohan organized a four-session series at the synagogue on the benefits of a vegan diet and its basis in Jewish law.
February 1, 2018, 11:25 am
Streaming funerals allows loved ones, friends to mourn virtually
Before streaming technology was widely available, families would videotape the funeral to share with absent loved ones afterwards.
January 31, 2018, 4:59 pm
The music of Bob Dylan, served up with a classical twist
That Dylan’s songs — which inspired a generation of the American counterculture — were performed in classical, hymnlike arrangements in a former church, disrupted convention.
January 31, 2018, 4:42 pm
Anonymous anti-vaxxers push propaganda on local Orthodox community
The purported Jewish organization sent a 40-page anti-vaccine booklet that cites rabbis questioning the obligation to vaccinate children, links vaccines to physical harm and death.
January 26, 2018, 4:00 pm
Local lawyers at helm of gerrymandering case in national spotlight
The Court struck down the Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011 as illegal gerrymandering and enjoined its further use in elections for seats in U.S. House of Representatives.
January 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Bill Stein steps in as interim executive director at Jewish Residential Services
JRS hopes to have the position defined and a new executive director in place in six to nine months.