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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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Beard no obstacle as rabbi gains promotion
by Josh Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Rabbi Elie Estrin, 35, became the U.S. Air Force’s second bearded officer last week, nearly a year after being sworn in as its first bearded chaplain, according to The Jerusalem P...
Metro Briefs August 13
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer a five-session crash course on learning to read Hebrew before the High Holy Days at Chabad of the South Hills beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 7:30 p....
For Orthodox artists, struggles to fund projects are compounded
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Orthodox filmmaker Sruli Broocker is frustrated. For the last five years, the producer and animator has been developing a film version of a well-loved children’s book, winning the interest of...
At 94, Riverview resident embodies aging-in-place concept
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Anna-Marie Bonosky has lived in Riverview Towers for 25 years and says she has “loved it since the day I moved in.” Now 94, Bonosky came to Riverview when she was just 69 and immediately began taki...
Jewish youth are the big winners with Exler, Rayzberg
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two more young Pittsburgh natives have boomeranged, returning home to help foster enthusiasm for Judaism among local teens. Andrew Exler of Fox Chapel will serve as the new regional director of BBY...
Chabad on Campus: Rothsteins bring enthusiasm, energy, commitment to Pitt
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With the start of the school year fast approaching, it’s a time of new and hopeful beginnings for many, including the new shluchim in charge of the University of Pittsburgh’s undergraduate students...
Time is now for taking control of your own health decisions
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Stop passing the buck. That’s the message the Jewish Healthcare Foundation wants to get out to residents of Allegheny County and beyond. People must begin “to own their own health,” said JHF presid...
Lithuania’s Great Synagogue, demolished by Russians, draws archeological attention
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania was demolished by Russian troops just 55 years ago, but a local researcher from Duquesne University is already working on preserving its legacy. Despite th...
Destination Israel … to the beat of his own drum
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Elliot Beck, who will begin his position as the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s assistant percussionist and timpanist on Oct. 1, started his musical career not on the drums, but on the violin. Bec...
‘Natural’ entertainer: Randy Newman brings showmanship, songbook to Heinz Hall
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Bows were lifted to strings with the orchestra and audience members waiting and shifting in their seats. A single moment of anticipation hung, suspended in midair, and then a door to one side of th...