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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...
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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,...
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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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Rothfus meets with Netanyahu; will vote ‘the right way’ on Iran
Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) joined two other members of the House of Representatives two weeks ago in Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting, N...
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Butler: Pittsburgh can educate state legislative leaders on Jewish issues
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to statewide political issues of concern to Jews, Hank Butler thinks Jewish Pittsburgh is in a very unique position.    Speaking last week at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish C...
JCC players put up solid numbers, but team falls to K-M in game 1 of tourney
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community took a break from watching the Middle Eastern conflict to watching a friendly international exhibition game Sunday between the Jewish Community Center  varsity baske...
Karmiel-Misgav hoops team builds bridges in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve teenage basketball players and their three coaches from Karmiel-Misgav, Israel, have been up to much more than hoops this past week. Sure, their visit to their sister city of Pittsburgh was ...
Urban Pathways Charter School students to visit Holocaust Museum
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Students who traveled to Poland last summer to learn about the Holocaust firsthand with Classrooms Without Borders have a mandate from Zipora Gur, the founder of the group: share your inspiration. ...
Jew'colades
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Droz , president of Droz and Associates, a small firm that has developed brands and marketing campaigns for the Pittsburgh Jewish community, dominated the American Marketing Association’s “Mark...
Arthur Fidel reshaped Federation at tumultuous time
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur George Fidel’s impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community will be felt for a long time. It was his vision and leadership that helped shaped the current model of the Jewish Federation of Great...
JCC chalks up first GPIBL win of season against Urban Pathways
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center picked up its first Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League win of the season, Thursday, Dec. 6, in a solid performance at home against Urban Pathways. Gaining ...
Irene Jacob — German refugee — led life of service, culture here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Walter Jacob is grateful for the 54 years of marriage with his wife Irene, who died last week after months of living with lung cancer. He was also grateful they escaped the same fate that consumed ...
Families share Chanuka prayers and candle lighting at JCC
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Families march to the front of the Jewish Community Center to light the outdoor Chanukia in celebration of the first night of Chanuka, Saturday, Dec. 9. Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish educator at the JC...
Biblical Botanical Garden co-founder was memorable fixture at Rodef Shalom
by Staff and releases
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Irene Jacob, 84, a well-known gardener, author and the founding director of the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation died peacefully Thursday at her home in Point Breeze. Her husb...