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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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Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With some extra time on her hands these days, Pam Ludin tries to volunteer in the community each week. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is making it easy for Ludin to find those opportun...
Carnegie Shul now handicapped accessible; installs custom-designed chairlift
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The members of Ahavath Achim in Carnegie have known for years that their synagogue was not handicapped accessible, but the cost of adapting the 75-year-old building made them cringe. One estimate t...
Metro Briefs December 29
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its annual Melava Malka Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The dinner recognizes Torah scholarship in Jewish Pittsbu...





Frankel: Women lawmakers should take lead on assault weapons ban bill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the Pennsylvania Legislature will take up gun control next year, lawmakers promise, and the Jewish community will join the debate. State Rep. Dan Frankel, who ...
Meyers Plumbing and Heating closes; 110 years run by same Jewish family
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Meyers Plumbing and Heating, a Jewish-owned business that spanned four generations over 110 years, has ceased operation. Its last day was Friday, Dec. 21. The family recently sold the real estate t...
Exceptional People Auxiliary seeks help in expanding its reach to others
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For Arthur Spiegel, it was not enough that 25 Jewish adults with special needs joined together for a post-Chanuka luncheon, complete with music and gift bags, at Congregation Beth Shalom Tuesday, D...
Consolidation-cooperation leads stories of 2012
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
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by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
K-M sweeps Chooplah for Chanukah; wins game two
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Nothing can stop the visiting team from Karmiel-Misgav, but the Jewish Community Center came pretty close last Wednesday night. In the second of a two-game series, the JCC put up a solid effort aga...
Metro Briefs December 29
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The Kollel Jewish Learning Center’s annual Melava Malka dinner will be held Feb. 16, 2013. This year's honorees are Dr. Dean and Chaya Pollack, who will receive the Shaul Kagan Legacy Award honorin...