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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...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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SHHC’s new Brentwood site ‘means better health’ for area’s refugees

The Squirrel Hill Health Center will be opening a second site in Brentwood, thanks to a federal New Access Point grant of $858,333. The SHHC, which, since its inception in 2006, has had a focus on ...
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Metro Briefs August 27
Ruth Fauman-Fichman , researcher for the art exhibition Moving Targets, will be joining artists Ann Rosenthal and Steffi Domike for the opening reception and catalog signing at Christine Frechard G...
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New Holocaust Center director brings energy, commitment
Lauren Apter Bairnsfather sees her new endeavor as director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh as beshert. The McKeesport native, who has a background in Holocaust studies as well as nonprofit w...
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Federation forum highlights changes to PPS and the Promise
Nearly 100 people gathered in Levinson Hall at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a back-to-school conversation. The Aug. 17 forum featured presentations from Linda S. Lane, superinte...
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Gleaning’s Jewish connection drives Federation’s Food Bank effort
Thirty miles outside of Pittsburgh, 12 volunteers gleaned. As part of Volunteer Opportunity of the Month (VOOM!), a program hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center, r...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maccabi Games give area teens experience of Jewish heritage, community
A group of 45 young athletes and artists traveled from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently for the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest.   Modeled after the Olympics, the Games are a two-w...
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For better or worse, matchmakers get involved in innovative dating site

Stephanie, 24, has been using dating apps for about two years, and while she uses a few that are not marketed specifically to Jews, she prefers to date “members of the tribe.” “I’ve been on JSwipe,...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In dating world, ‘J’ has become letter of contention
The online Jewish dating market has become so competitive that longtime frontrunner JDate has sued JSwipe, one of its chief rivals, claiming, among other things, that JSwipe infringed on several of...
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Metro Briefs April 18
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School has hired Melissa Sevimli as the first director of its Early Childhood Education program.  She will begin work at CDS immediately and will be the lead teacher for the inaugural...
Jewish Pittsburgh celebrates Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a splendid way—and a splendid day—for Jewish Pittsburgh to celebrate 65 years of Israeli independence. The halls and courtyards of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirr...
Iran-Free Procurement bill clears state House
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Apr 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The state House of Representatives has passed an amended bill that would bar companies with substantial investments in Iran’s energy sector from doing business with Pennsylvania. House Bill 201, wh...
Zola to speak on ‘Profiles in Courage’ at area Sisterhoods Day
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Gary Zola, executive director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati (AJA), will open the 2013 Women of Reform Judaism Atlantic District’s Sisterhood A...
Friendship Circle marks growth with annual fundraiser
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Friendship is Priceless,” the theme of this year’s annual Friendship Circle fundraiser dinner, pretty much sums up the experience of a participant in Friendship Circle. Just ask Stacey Diaz, the m...
Fuzzy, funny robot meets Weinberg Village residents in test case
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The way Romibo sidled up to Ruth Friedland, purring and cooing, prompted the Weinberg Village resident to quip that the fuzzy, pink robot was “a big flirt.” And Friedland smiled as she watched the ...
Retired British army officer says support for Israel widespread in his corps
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Based on my knowledge and experience, I can say this: During Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in t...
Metro Briefs April 11
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Irv Weiner will be honored for his 20 years of service as president of the Pliskover Cemetery Association as the Pliskovers celebrate their 105th anniversary. The celebration will take place at a d...
Yiddish zitzung koomt tzu Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Brukhim-haboim! Yiddish scholars and entertainers from all over the world will shlep to Pittsburgh at the end of this month for the 15th International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference & Retr...
Yom Hashoa recalls Holocaust, ‘Nazi Olympics’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Yom Hashoa/Holocaust Remembrance Day program at the Jewish Community Center did more than pay tribute to the victims of the genocide. It also honored the athletes of the 1936 Olympics i...