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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 ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Kosher food kiosk at CMU tastes success; gets larger space
When The Pomegranate, a Mediterranean food kiosk at Carnegie Mellon University, opened in January 2013, proprietor Zur Goldblum hoped his menu would serve the needs of students and faculty looking ...
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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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Archives
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 ...