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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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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...