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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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Holocaust museum, local center join forces Teachers get lessons in teaching about the Holocaust, genocide
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Holocaust education has always been a vital tool in making the cries of “never again” more than just a slogan. For 40 area educators eager to teach the Holocaust comprehensively and meaningfully, t...
Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy finds a home in Jewish education
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is currently hosting an exhibit titled “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children,” a traveling exhibition that visits two cities in North Am...
‘A dangerous mistake,’ Iran deal has many worried about national security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Lawmakers representing Western Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill are meeting the completion of the deal announced last week between Iran and six world powers with skepticism, and in some cases, condemna...
Rabbi Schiff to augment Jewish learning at Federation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the now-defunct Agency for Jewish Learning and former spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall...
Iran addressed in Obama’s speech to VFW
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary members who convened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday on day 4 of their 116 t...
For most, the jury is still out
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations and others were busy Tuesday, issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers. Most urged a close study of the document before voting “good ...
Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
by Howard Blas, JTA
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
by Michael Fox, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...