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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...
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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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Temple Emanuel opened synagogue to Orthodox bar mitzva
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a story of a family whose Orthodox bar mitzva celebration was enabled and enhanced by a Reform congregation. But more importantly, this is a story about the possibilities that can transpire...
Shalit’s negotiator describes soldier’s five-year odyssey
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As Gershon Baskin stood over the grave of his wife’s cousin, a simple Israeli candy-maker abducted by Hamas terrorists who tortured and murdered him, he felt tortured himself. The family of the can...
Pittsburgh marks Jewish Disability Awareness Month
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
February marks Pittsburgh’s fifth Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month (JDAM) as part of a nationwide campaign dedicated to raise awareness and fostering inclusion of individuals with disabilities i...
Dylan Reese gets call-up from Pens
by staff and releases
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese, a Jewish defenseman and Pittsburgh area native will finally get a shot to play for his hometown team. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday they have recalled Reese from their Wi...
Bullying film, discussion sheds critical light on dangerous issue
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It did not seem to matter that the bullies and their victims came from small towns, from the Bible Belt, or Sioux City, Iowa, or Perkins, Okla. And it did not matter that the relentless taunting an...
The Federation's Young Adult Division participated in making phone calls during Fundfest.
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Fundfest drew some 50 volunteers to the Young Adult Division Night of the fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 27. The volunteers helped raise money for vital hu...
Rodef Shalom, Temple Sinai to mark WRJ centennial
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The centennial anniversary of the Women of Reform Judaism will be marked in Pittsburgh Feb. 8 and 9 during special Shabbat programming at both Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom Congregation. Using Shab...
Fundraising professionals promoted at Federation
Feb 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has promoted three professionals in a continuing effort to consolidate all of the organization’s financial resource development into a unified approach. ...
Metro Briefs January 31
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NCJW, Pittsburgh Section , is opening a “Personal Care Closet” at its Anathan House offices in Squirrel Hill. The Personal Care Closet will provide women and children in need with a sustainable sou...
A campaign to end bullying and isolation in the community
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of local Jewish teens will gather Sunday, Feb. 3, to address the issue of bullying. The event “Bully: The Movie — An Exclusive Screening and Workshop for Jewish Teens and Parents,” will be...