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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...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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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Israelis, Palestinians can learn lessons from Africa
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The outgoing U.S. special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan sees “lessons” Israeli and Palestinian leaders can learn from conflicts in Africa, particularly as they relate to peace talks. Ambassador Pr...
Grinberg named to JCPA national board; plenum to address pressing social issues
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Skip Grinberg, chair of the Community Relation Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will join the national board of directors of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs. He will be ...





40 KMR members attend BBYO convention in D.C.
by Staff and releases
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 40 Pittsburgh teens who attended BBYO’s annual International Convention in Washington, D.C., over the President’s Day weekend, the highlight of the trip may have been the welcome they and t...
Pittsburgh Jews volunteer to mentor Jewish ACJ inmates
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 79, Patti Anouchi has a new career: mentor to soon-to-be released Jewish inmates. Actually, Anouchi is a volunteer, but she’s taking this work as seriously as she did her former career as co...
Metro Briefs February 28
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Congregation Beth Shalom will honor Lea Davidson and Elinor Zaremberg at their 2012-2013 Torah Fund Brunch Sunday, March 3.  Davidson and Zaremberg joined Congregation Beth Shalom as young women an...
Idea for Museum of Jewish Ideas born here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t expect to see antique seder plates or recovered Torah scrolls at the Museum of Jewish Ideas (MoJI). Don’t expect to view burnished jugs from the time of David, or to tour exhibits devoted to ...
AJL moving; will relocate to Rodef Shalom by July
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
After eight and a half years in the same location, the Agency for Jewish Learning is poised to move to new digs at Rodef Shalom Congregation. The AJL board of directors voted Feb. 19 to approve a m...
‘The Gatekeepers,’ '5 Broken Cameras’ fail to win Academy Award
by Tablet Editors
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers , stark indictments of the Israeli occupation and its effects on Palestinian life, failed to garner the coveted Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday. The fil...






Purim Roundup
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom: Thursday, Feb. 21,  bake Hamentashen with Sisterhood, 9 a.m. to noon at Adat Shalom; Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Megillah reading, costume parade and treats for adults and kids, family ...
Metro Briefs February 21
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Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay will conclude the two-year “Conversations for a Jewish Future” lecture series, Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m., in the Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill, when she speaks on ...