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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis, Catholic educators gather for annual summer retreat

Celebrating 15 years of local Catholic-Jewish collaboration in the advancement of education, nearly 40 Jewish and Catholic educators gathered at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery last month for their...
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Metro Briefs September 3
Congregation Poale Zedeck will welcome Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser as scholar-in-residence Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.  Goldwasser is a weekly columnist in The Jewish Press, a regular contributo...
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Homemade taste means brisk business for Phil and Bill’s kosher ice cream
It may be a bit challenging to locate Phil and Bill’s Ice Cream, but for those who eat only those dairy products that are designated kosher cholov yisroel, it is definitely worth the quest. Here is...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Breast cancer forum to stress genetic testing for BRCA
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven years ago, Bryna Siegel Finer learned that she had a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, and was tested to see if she had the BRCA2 genetic mutation — a mutation that increases the r...
Ravenstahl, Peduto, Lamb trade barbs at Squirrel Hill mayoral debate
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The three men vying to be Pittsburgh’s next mayor don’t disagree on everything, but they don’t agree on much. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City Councilman Bill Peduto and City Controller Michael Lamb too...
Athletes turn out for Indoor Triathlon at the JCC
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty-one athletes from age 8 to over 80 years old competed in the Indoor Triathlon at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill Sunday, Jan. 20. The Western Pennsylvania J...
CMU students toured Israel on new David Project trip
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing with 33 other college students in the ancient synagogue of Masada while a sofer (scribe) discussed the art of writing a Torah, Danielle Schlesinger and Lindsay MacGillivray were inspired b...
Tu B’Shevat photo contest seeks submissions
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A new contest will allow students to combine creativity and technology with a focus on the theme of planting and roots. Students in grades four to eight in Jewish schools in the Pittsburgh area are...
Metro Briefs January 24
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will present its seventh Big Night, Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at the JCC, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. “Time of Our Lives” is the theme of t...
Frankel supports anti-bullying bill
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement (Watch the video) today on the reintroduction of House Bill 156, bipartisan anti-bullying legislation: "As someone who’s been int...
Man who negotiated Shalit’s freedom to speak at first open Harris lecture
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit was released after five years of captivity by Hamas, the whole world noticed. What the world knows little of were the negotiations that led to Shalit’s freedom. T...
Onward Israel gives students work experience in Jewish state
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Last spring, when Josh Harvey was a junior at Carnegie Mellon University, he — like most of his peers — was searching for a summer internship that would provide him with solid job experience to bui...
Moishe House hits stride in ’Burgh
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the original story) Yoni Steinberg zips through the rooms of his rambling three-story Squirrel Hill dwelling, picking up and straightening up ahead of...