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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...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For legal issues in sports, he’s the Silver standard
by Jon Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...



SHHC’s new Brentwood site ‘means better health’ for area’s refugees
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Metro Briefs August 27
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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...
New Holocaust Center director brings energy, commitment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Federation forum highlights changes to PPS and the Promise
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Gleaning’s Jewish connection drives Federation’s Food Bank effort
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Maccabi Games give area teens experience of Jewish heritage, community
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
by Gayle Jo Carter
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...