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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...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Jewish Pittsburgh responds to Newtown shootings
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the horrific mass murder perpetrated in Newton, Conn., last Friday by a 20-year-old, Jewish Pittsburghers joined the rest of the country in focusing on issues of security, empathy an...
Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh student wins National Menora Essay Contest
by Release
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch Dovid Moritz read his winning essay Dovid Moritz had a starring role Tuesday at the lighting of the National Menora near the White House on the first night of Chanuka. The fourth-grader at Ye...
Grand Menorah Lighting featuring CMU’s Bagpipe Band
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Grand menora lighting features CMU’s Bagpipe Band Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University brought the CMU Jewish community together Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. to light a 9-foot menora in the cen...
Metro Briefs December 13
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free concert, Monday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation, featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concer...
CDS considers adding pre-K level to the day school program
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School is exploring the possibility of offering a pre-K class in the fall of 2013.  CDS is the only private K-eight school in the area that does not have a pre-K program, according to...
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...