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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
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Rabbis, Catholic educators gather for annual summer retreat

Celebrating 15 years of local Catholic-Jewish collaboration in the advancement of education, nearly 40 Jewish and Catholic educators gathered at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery last month for their...
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Metro Briefs September 3
Congregation Poale Zedeck will welcome Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser as scholar-in-residence Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.  Goldwasser is a weekly columnist in The Jewish Press, a regular contributo...
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Homemade taste means brisk business for Phil and Bill’s kosher ice cream
It may be a bit challenging to locate Phil and Bill’s Ice Cream, but for those who eat only those dairy products that are designated kosher cholov yisroel, it is definitely worth the quest. Here is...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Ambassadors Program takes college students to Israel for help in Pittsburgh

Ten students active in the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh recently returned from Israel, where they developed strategies for combating anti-Israel sentiments on campus. Among the tra...
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
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Shortened Farmers Market season brings disappointment, petition
Although city officials had announced that the hours and season length of the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market would be shorter than last summer, the hours now have been restored, and the season extend...
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Obama to Jews: Iran deal does not limit U.S. ability to respond against Iran
In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons wit...
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For legal issues in sports, he’s the Silver standard
It would be too easy to look at Steve Silver as a modern-day Clark Kent, since he’s a former mild-mannered reporter for metropolitan newspapers who wears glasses. And while he’s no Superman, he has...
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Metro Briefs June 11
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced staff changes to its Oakland office. Jason Oppenheimer comes to the Federation from Denver and is Young Adult Division director. Oppenheime...
JAA’s Memory Care Programs get boost from Glen Campbell film
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The sniffles of the film attendees in the darkened movie theater reached a fever pitch as the country songs played behind rolling footage of an aging artist. “I have cried, and I have laughed, and ...
With eye to the future, Childs frames socially conscious eyewear business
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Childs was in college in Syracuse when he had an epiphany about eyewear. Even after he helped friends get discounts on high-end glasses at his father’s stores, Eyetique and 3 Guys Optical, h...
Pomegranate’s Nepal connection readies for trip home, thanks to fundraiser
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When an earthquake shook Nepal in April, the water rose and floods ensued — totally damaging a local chef’s family home and surroundings. Prashant Lama’s family lost their home when their village o...
Ugandan cantor inspires CDS with songs of peace, encouragement
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On the last day of school the floors shook. Five hundred little feet pounded against the hardwood in Community Day School’s gymnasium as large circles began to form. As 250 children danced around h...
In honor of his mother, young entrepreneur ‘bottles’ his desire to help
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Ben Kander was just 22 years old in 2012 and a graduating senior at Emory University, when his mother, Ellen Weiss Kander, died of liver cancer. The younger Kander missed his graduation ceremony in...
Leaders with a commitment to the ‘Jewish way’ are Wexner’s ‘tremendous gift’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
They are presidents of Jewish schools and board members of Jewish organizations. They preside over committees and task forces and congregations. They are your Jewish community leaders, and many are...
Klein, in her new council role, promises ‘integrity, transparency’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Terri Klein has been involved in “little ‘p’ politics” for more than 20 years, she said, beginning with an appointment in the early 1990s to the 14th Ward Democratic Committee. But circumstances ch...





Media partnership expands with second Pennsylvania Jewish newspaper
by Melissa Apter
Jun 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Mid-Atlantic Media, publisher of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times , and with whom The Jewish Chronicle has a partnership, recently announced a new affiliation with the Jewish Expon...
Once war-torn, Vietnam now popular with Western tourists
by Ben G. Frank, Special to the Chronicle
Jun 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Who would have dreamed that the war-ravaged Vietnam of the 1960s would become one of the most in-destinations for Western tourists? And that American and French Jews, as well as Israelis, would be ...