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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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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Exhibition highlights friendship, art of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Philip Pearlstein remembers first being approached by a young Andy Warhol, a classmate at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) where they were both studying art in the 1940s. It was five ...
In the fast lane: Area swim coach to compete in European Maccabi Games
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Skirboll is a busy man. He coaches swimming at a dizzying list of local schools and pools, including Oakland Catholic, Central Catholic, Pine-Richland Aquatics, the Fox Chapel Racquet Club and ...
Dream job with Penguins keeps this hockey fan ‘skating’ hard
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Andi Perelman grew up in Pittsburgh with a Canadian father, so it’s only natural that she would watch lots of hockey and love it. That she’s managed to make a career out of watching hockey games is...
Diverse photo exhibit challenges Western view of Middle East women
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Female identity, both perceived and self-defined, is a complicated enough concept when explored in the context of a familiar culture. Add the dimension of a society that Westerners know largely thr...
At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jul 15, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...




Almost forgotten blues legend puts future in hands of Pittsburgher
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sruli Broocker first heard blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane, on Pandora Radio, roughly a year ago, he was floored. Broocker, a Pittsburgher who is one of the three creative Lubavitch minds behind...
Metro Briefs July 16
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zionist Organization of America – Pittsburgh District is hosting a program entitled “Partitioning Palestine: The Historical Background of the Two State Idea,” presented by Alexander Orbach on T...
Retro Book Review: Lower East Side poverty paints sometimes horrific picture of immigrants’ dashed hopes
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The cycle of poverty, hopelessness and despair among Jewish immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side is the thrust of “Jews Without Money,” the only novel by Michael Gold, published in 1930.   Semi...
Book Review: Learning the lessons of reflection … and to take nothing for granted
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle Jewish mysticism undeservedly suffers from a bad reputation. Some believe it’s a playground for pseudo-spiritualists to wax profound; others believe it to ...
Heating up your summer menus
by Taylor Orlin, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
July’s rising temperatures get me so excited by the endless possibilities for healthy cooking. Below is a compilation of some classic summer comfort foods — but with my own personal twist. Many of ...