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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...
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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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Harvey Sloan played major role in landmark capital campaign
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Harvey Sloan, former chief operating officer and senior vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, died overnight, Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Florida. He was 68. Sloan was the financia...
Metro Briefs, January 17
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Congregation Beth Shalom will presents a lecture titled, “Genes, Jews, and Breast Cancer: What Every Jewish Woman (and Man) Should Know, Tuesday, on Feb. 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at the synagogue. The p...
New CMU eatery offers kosher option
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Business was so brisk Monday at The Pomegranate, the new kosher food venue at Carnegie Mellon University, that Zur Goldblum, its proprietor, had to excuse himself from a news interview after two qu...
Metro Briefs January 10
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Community Day School Parent Association will present a workshop, “Raising Resilient Children,” Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at CDS, 6424 Forward Ave. Dr. Junlei Li’s workshop will share ideas from...
Local studies focus on improving life for seniors
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Depression in older adults can have dire consequences. It can exacerbate physical problems, lead to dementia and ultimately affect the ability of a person to live independently. A local team of res...
Local brothers honored at national competition
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch the Gilboa boys in a video After working on a class tzedaka project as a first-grader at Community Day School, Ari Gilboa was disappointed that his second-grade class had no such project. He ...
JHF grants focus on education, services to underserved
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has announced its approval of eight grants totaling more than $1.4 million to both the Jewish and general communities. The grants include the JHF’s annual $900,000 ...
South Hills native pairs kids with cancer with professional athletes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Sidney Kushner knows a thing or two about providence. The Upper St. Clair native, who is now a senior at Brown University, recalls being on an airplane following his freshman year, telling his fath...
Metro Briefs January 3
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Nichols, a nationally known Jewish performer and songwriter, will return to Rodef Shalom Congregation for his third visit in six months. As the congregation’s artist-in-residence for the 2012-2...
NCJW to open Center for Women with $225,000 JWF seed funding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A future Center for Women, based in Squirrel Hill, is being touted as a critical resource in Jewish Pittsburgh for women in search of tools to achieve “financial and workplace readiness.” The Natio...