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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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Metro Briefs August 13
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer a five-session crash course on learning to read Hebrew before the High Holy Days at Chabad of the South Hills beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 7:30 p....
For Orthodox artists, struggles to fund projects are compounded
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Orthodox filmmaker Sruli Broocker is frustrated. For the last five years, the producer and animator has been developing a film version of a well-loved children’s book, winning the interest of...
At 94, Riverview resident embodies aging-in-place concept
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Anna-Marie Bonosky has lived in Riverview Towers for 25 years and says she has “loved it since the day I moved in.” Now 94, Bonosky came to Riverview when she was just 69 and immediately began taki...
Jewish youth are the big winners with Exler, Rayzberg
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two more young Pittsburgh natives have boomeranged, returning home to help foster enthusiasm for Judaism among local teens. Andrew Exler of Fox Chapel will serve as the new regional director of BBY...
Chabad on Campus: Rothsteins bring enthusiasm, energy, commitment to Pitt
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With the start of the school year fast approaching, it’s a time of new and hopeful beginnings for many, including the new shluchim in charge of the University of Pittsburgh’s undergraduate students...
Time is now for taking control of your own health decisions
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Stop passing the buck. That’s the message the Jewish Healthcare Foundation wants to get out to residents of Allegheny County and beyond. People must begin “to own their own health,” said JHF presid...
Lithuania’s Great Synagogue, demolished by Russians, draws archeological attention
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania was demolished by Russian troops just 55 years ago, but a local researcher from Duquesne University is already working on preserving its legacy. Despite th...
Destination Israel … to the beat of his own drum
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Elliot Beck, who will begin his position as the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s assistant percussionist and timpanist on Oct. 1, started his musical career not on the drums, but on the violin. Bec...
‘Natural’ entertainer: Randy Newman brings showmanship, songbook to Heinz Hall
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Bows were lifted to strings with the orchestra and audience members waiting and shifting in their seats. A single moment of anticipation hung, suspended in midair, and then a door to one side of th...
Metro Briefs August 6
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A Public School Conversation with the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will be held on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. “What Will...