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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 | 5 5 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...
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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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Archives
History of gift giving on Chanuka, with gift guide
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Shop ’til you drop Chanuka begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which falls this year on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8. For many Jews across the United States, that means now is the time to start sh...
Drescher: Black press attacked treatment of Jews following Kristallnacht
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the fallout of the fires and broken glass of Kristallnacht, some of the best friends Jews had were in the Black community, Seymour Drescher said. “The African-American press editorials noted tha...
Rauh digitizes YM/WHA, Y-IKC newsletters; posts them to online Jewish news archive
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rauh Jewish Archives has announced that the weekly newsletters of the Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association, the Y-IKC, and the Jewish Community Center, from 1926 to 1975, have been digitized ...
Israeli peoplehood specialist stresses youth during visit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli expert on peoplehood education said the biggest challenge facing Jews on this subject is not defining peoplehood but engaging young people. On that front, Shlomi Ravid, the founding dire...
Designer Days
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Metro Briefs November 15
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has won the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Sapir Award for Campaign Excellence. The award, which recognizes the Federation’s 2011 Annual Camp...
Highmark to begin coverage for genetic screening in 2013
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Highmark, Inc. will be changing its medical policy in January 2013 to provide insurance coverage for pre-conception genetic tests for Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 18 and 29. Most other large ...
Sherman reflects on JF&CS progress at milestone date
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As Jewish Family & Children’s Service prepares to mark its 75th anniversary, Aryeh Sherman is reflecting on how far the social service agency has come and where it’s going. For Sherman, the JF&CS p...
Jewish camp devoted to wellness to recruit Pittsburgh campers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Cardio hora, Torah yoga, and … healthful knishes? Really. Children and young teens searching for a summer camping experience integrating their Judaism with good nutrition and fitness need look no f...
UPMC Montefiore receives Gold Award at Fifth Annual Fine Awards
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Three local teams were recipients of the fifth annual Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. The awards were presented during a reception at the August Wilson Center for African Americ...