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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...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Metro Briefs February 14
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Shalit’s negotiator describes soldier’s five-year odyssey
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As Gershon Baskin stood over the grave of his wife’s cousin, a simple Israeli candy-maker abducted by Hamas terrorists who tortured and murdered him, he felt tortured himself. The family of the can...
Pittsburgh marks Jewish Disability Awareness Month
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
February marks Pittsburgh’s fifth Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month (JDAM) as part of a nationwide campaign dedicated to raise awareness and fostering inclusion of individuals with disabilities i...
Dylan Reese gets call-up from Pens
by staff and releases
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese, a Jewish defenseman and Pittsburgh area native will finally get a shot to play for his hometown team. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday they have recalled Reese from their Wi...
Bullying film, discussion sheds critical light on dangerous issue
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It did not seem to matter that the bullies and their victims came from small towns, from the Bible Belt, or Sioux City, Iowa, or Perkins, Okla. And it did not matter that the relentless taunting an...
The Federation's Young Adult Division participated in making phone calls during Fundfest.
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Fundfest drew some 50 volunteers to the Young Adult Division Night of the fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 27. The volunteers helped raise money for vital hu...