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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 ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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,...
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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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Rothfus meets with Netanyahu; will vote ‘the right way’ on Iran
Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) joined two other members of the House of Representatives two weeks ago in Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting, N...
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For better or worse, matchmakers get involved in innovative dating site
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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,...
In dating world, ‘J’ has become letter of contention
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Rothfus meets with Netanyahu; will vote ‘the right way’ on Iran
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) joined two other members of the House of Representatives two weeks ago in Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting, N...
Metro Briefs August 20
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Love & Knaidels, Kosher Cooking for a Cause , a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh, will hold its kick-off event, Sweet Beginnings, on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Beth Shalom Ballroom at 5915 Be...
Kirtan rabbi offers old words in new beats
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Nondual,” the new CD from Rabbi Andrew Hahn, is forgettable — but in the best way possible.  With its deep chants and arrangements, Hahn’s music pulls listeners into an almost meditative state fro...
Local athletes proved their ‘medal’ at European Maccabi Games
by Marissa Stern and Adam Reinherz, For The Chronicle
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Athletes from all over the United States joined 35 other countries in Berlin for the European Maccabi Games, including 19 from Pennsylvania. Included among the ranks of Team USA’s Pittsburgh contin...
With JCC as hub, Jewish teen engagement is finding new life
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The new trajectory of local Jewish teen engagement can be compared to a salad bar that begins with separate ingredients, said Rabbi Ron Symons, senior director of Jewish life at the Jewish Communit...
Chautauqua Institution feeds spirit and intellect of Pittsburgh Jews
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Laughter arose from the gathering of 200 Jews who had come together lakeside to welcome Shabbat, when the president of the Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua announced an upcoming Israeli dance clas...
Ties that bind: Holocaust descendants make remarkable connections
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Judy Berkowitz, a resident of Mt. Lebanon and a child of Holocaust survivors, recounts her longing for grandparents when she was a child. “I always envisioned that, well maybe we just missed each o...
Beard no obstacle as rabbi gains promotion
by Josh Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Rabbi Elie Estrin, 35, became the U.S. Air Force’s second bearded officer last week, nearly a year after being sworn in as its first bearded chaplain, according to The Jerusalem P...