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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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Reese enjoyed his stay with Penguins, however short
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese finally got his long-awaited chance to debut with the team he grew up watching, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Jewish Upper St. Clair native, whom the New York Rangers drafted in 2003, ca...
‘Sesame Street’ execs on the Middle East
by Rachel Marder/JNS.org
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Elmo, Sivan, Mahboub and Avigail are happily enjoying a picnic on “Rehov Sumsum,” Israel’s “Sesame Street,” when a dispute over whether it’s better to drink their juice with or without ...
Jewish lobbyist: Corbett budget hinges on iffy funding sources
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The chief lobbyist for Pennsylvania’s Jewish communities gave Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address last week cautious optimism. Cautious because Hank Butler knows much of what the governor proposes wi...





Campus Superstar to honor Cohon, remember Kander
by Sam Lapin, Chroncle Correspondent
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University, will be honored, and Ellen Weiss Kander remembered, at this year’s Campus Superstar. The American Idol-like competition, which benefits The ...
Jews laud Benedict’s interfaith work, but are wary of his successor
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy prompted Jewish leaders and scholars to reflect on his legacy regarding Catholic-Jewish relations, as well as to voice concerns o...
Metro Briefs February 14
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Temple Sinai is preparing for a series of programs to mark the 25th anniversary of  Rabbi James Gibson as its spiritual leader. Programs, services and learning sessions are scheduled from March to ...
JAA seeks change in federal law to allow funding for e-medical records
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging is lobbying for a change in law that would enable it, and other long-term care providers, to qualify for federal funding for electronic medical records. Access to su...
Reese finally skating with his hometown team
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Islanders forward Colin McDonald hit Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy into the boards behind the Penguins net during a Jan. 29  game, knocking Lovejoy out of the contest. Unbeknownst at tha...
PAJC to hold inaugural Caplan-Lieber Bridge Builders Award Reception
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will hold its inaugural Caplan-Lieber Bridge Builders Award reception, Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Downtown. Mark S. Frank, Justi...
Temple Emanuel opened synagogue to Orthodox bar mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a story of a family whose Orthodox bar mitzva celebration was enabled and enhanced by a Reform congregation. But more importantly, this is a story about the possibilities that can transpire...