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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...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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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Melava Malka honorees
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Dean Pollack (far left) and wife Chaya Pollack (far right) thank the Kollel community for awarding Dr. Pollack for his efforts during the 2013 Kollel Jewish Learning Center Melava Malka Dinner,...
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...