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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 | 1 1 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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Suspect arrested in Jewish man's shooting
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Jewish man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday arrested Jaquan Vaughn, an ex-convict, in the shooting on Aug. 10 of Baruch Halberstam, a Chasidic rabbinical st...
Pest-resistant super wheat ‘Al Israeliano’
by Karin Kloosterman
Green Prophet
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
( Editor’s note: The Chronicle, in cooperation with The Green Prophet, an environmental news blog covering Green news from the Middle East, will republish stories from the Green Prophet.) Perhaps h...
Rabbi for the deaf combines her passion for Judaism, signing
by Johanna Ginsberg
New Jersey Jewish News
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Although she herself is not deaf, Dena Bodian developed a fascination for American Sign Language during her childhood in New Jersey. “I was in Florence Heller’s kindergarten class...
Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store...
Barak names new military chief of staff
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak named a new chief of staff for Israel's military in the wake of a scandal involving his choice. Barak on Sunday named Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant to replace curre...
NBA's Dwight Howard to visit Israel
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens. Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Macca...
Knicks' Soudemire says he is practicing Jew
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks reportedly said he is a practicing Jew "spiritually and culturally." Stoudemire, who last month visited Israel on a spiritual journey to explore his Jewish r...
New sites make shul an online-only experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta, Detroit and Oakland, Calif., watc...
Merrill Egorin, world-renowned researcher, led the fight in finding drugs for battling cancer
by Alan H. Feiler
Baltimore Jewish Times
Aug 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Helen Spiker still remembers the days when Dr. Merrill Jon Egorin would bring in local students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, to the laboratory at the University of Maryland Cance...
EKC improvements are under way
by Release
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A groundbreaking celebration will be held Sunday, Aug. 29, for the new John and Leatrice Wolf Aquatic Center at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s overnight camping program, Emma K...