The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was recognized for outstanding journalism by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at the Golden Quill Awards ceremony on September 28, 2021. The authors Adam Reinherz and David Rullo both received first place for their writing.
Reinherz was awarded a Golden Pen for outstanding achievements in written journalism in the “Profile” category for “COVID Nurse Shares Observations From New York City”. Rullo won a Golden Pen for Outstanding Achievement in Written Journalism in the Art / Entertainment category for “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend” Recounts Friendship Between Author and Art Garfunkel “.
The Chronicle was a finalist for 10 other 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 save lives during the cholera crisis of 1831”); Education (“Leslie Frischman’s sidewalk math equals neighborhood fun”); and exercise (“Clear the way for the Goldmans because they won’t slow down”).
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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 the coronavirus crisis”).
Chronicle Editor Toby Tabachnick was a finalist for: News Feature (“Two Years Later, Wounded Synagogue Shooting Victims Remain Strong”); Profile (“Downtown Rabbi Survives Pandemic With A Little Help From His Friends”); and columns / blogs (“Don’t Go Anywhere, Go Forward”, “Go Beyond Our Differences to See the Bigger Picture” and “The Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Being a 2020 Graduate”). PJC
– Toby Tabachnick