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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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Gleaning’s Jewish connection drives Federation’s Food Bank effort
Thirty miles outside of Pittsburgh, 12 volunteers gleaned. As part of Volunteer Opportunity of the Month (VOOM!), a program hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center, r...
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Maccabi Games give area teens experience of Jewish heritage, community
A group of 45 young athletes and artists traveled from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently for the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest.   Modeled after the Olympics, the Games are a two-w...
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For better or worse, matchmakers get involved in innovative dating site

Stephanie, 24, has been using dating apps for about two years, and while she uses a few that are not marketed specifically to Jews, she prefers to date “members of the tribe.” “I’ve been on JSwipe,...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In dating world, ‘J’ has become letter of contention
The online Jewish dating market has become so competitive that longtime frontrunner JDate has sued JSwipe, one of its chief rivals, claiming, among other things, that JSwipe infringed on several of...
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Archives
‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
Israeli students show off scientific prowess
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
by Dave Rullo, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
Metro Briefs May 14
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
Samaritan photographs on display at JCC
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar’s 43 photographs of Israel’s Samaritan community are on exhibit at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh through July 24. The photographs tell a...




Add resilience for successful parenting recipe
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, Deborah Gilboa, a family physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, was delivering occasional health talks in the community along with her colleague, Dr. Andrea Fox, and realized...
In the world of poverty, Circles is a vital program for connecting the dots
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
When I arrived at the Poverty Simulation workshop on May 4 at the Levinson Hall’s main entrance at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, I was no longer Bee Schindler. I would be a part of ...
Bob Adler celebrates 95 his way
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people celebrate birthdays with cakes. Others hang streamers and signs. For Robert “Bob” Adler’s 95th birthday, he led Shacharit and Musaf services and chanted the Haftarah. While family and f...
Objection not overruled: School board opt-out policy ‘baffling'
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A Franklin Regional School Board member is being forced to defend her words after seeming to endorse Holocaust denial during a debate over an expanded opt-out policy. Board member Jane Tower drew c...