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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...
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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With only old-timers left, Uniontown’s Tree of Life makes ‘sad’ decision to sell
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Milt Kronick remembers a time when the pews at Congregation Tree of Life in Uniontown were filled with over 200 families on Shabbat, when the now empty classrooms were animated by scores of religio...
Despite UCC’s divestment, area leaders are optimistic
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The United Church of Christ’s top legislative body voted last week to divest from companies doing business in Israel, joining ranks with the Presbyterian Church (USA), which passed a similar resolu...
Rediscovering Jewish Palermo
by Irene Shaland and Bianca Del Bello, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the first female and non-Orthodox rabbi to head the first modern Liberal synagogue in Italy, describes the Anousim or “the forced ones” of the South of Italy as people who are...
‘Orange is the New Black’: Best Jewish moments from the new season
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Orange Is the New Black” protagonist Piper Chapman may no longer have a Jewish fiancé, but that doesn’t mean that Judaism isn’t a huge part of the new season of the Netflix hit. In fact, religious...
Mike’s Place, the real Israel, gets well-deserved attention
by Neil Gendler
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At first glance, “Mike’s Place” appears to be a graphic novel — like a comic book for grown-ups — based around a real event, the suicide bombing of a popular beachfront bar in 2003. But in their ep...
Metro Briefs July 2
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Ruth Ganz Fargotstein will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council’s 15th annual Chai Tea. The event will be held on Monday, July 13 at 1:30 p...




Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...