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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...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Thanks to writer Etgar Keret, the ‘feuilleton’ is alive and well in Israel
by Alan Elsner, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Before writing his seminal book “Der Judenstaat,” the father of the modern Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl, was a writer of a literary form known as the “feuilleton.” These were short articles or ...
BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
Metro Briefs June 25
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3. Kosh...
Chronicle's editing staff expands
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent ...
BDS ties to trade package perplexes pro-Israel community
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite unprecedented Democratic backing, including the overwhelming support of the Senate Finance Committee that approved it more than a month ago, Congress’ only legislative volley in the war aga...
Jewish woman welcomed as transgender, state’s new physician general
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish woman is the first openly transgender person to hold the position of physician general in Pennsylvania. Five months ago, and at the nomination of Gov. Tom Wolf, Dr. Rachel Levine left her ...
Making history: Blum is first female board chair at Pitt
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eva Tansky Blum took over as the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees last week, she took her own spot in the university’s history, becoming its first-ever female chair. B...
Sea of change: LGBTQ inclusion finds smooth sailing in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When a group of Beth El Congregation’s leaders met last week to discuss how they could better include those with disabilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum was happy to see the conversatio...
Good business, not mistrust, would be boost to struggling Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Entrepreneurs in Israel and Western Pennsylvania have a lot to learn from each other, and Paul Harper is primed to do whatever he can to help make that happen. Harper, clinical assistant professor ...