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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 | 2 2 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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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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Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
For most, the jury is still out
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
by Howard Blas, JTA
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
by Michael Fox, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...
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 ...