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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 | 4 4 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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by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service will provide more than 15 workshops for free this month to job seekers and those looking to explore their career options. “How to...
Algerian aid ship departs for Gaza
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An aid ship sponsored by the Algerian government departed for Gaza. The ship, which left an Algerian port Thursday, had religious and political leaders on board. It also carried food, medicine, and...
U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism ST. LOUIS -- Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later th...
Barclays to pay $298 million in sanctions settlement
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Barclays Bank will pay $298 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions by conducting transactions with clients in Iran, Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar. According to cou...
Harvard says it's not divesting from Israel
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel. Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told Foreign ...
Israel will reject preconditions for talks
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel said it will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators on resuming direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah...
Israeli economy surprises with pace of growth
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years. Exports and consumer spending increased, helping to sending up growth in the second quarter ...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
Chasidic reggae star Matisyahu hits Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matisyahu speaks quietly, but in every other way, he’s a loud man. His music bounds from the speakers; his singing has the power of a niggun-chanting rabbi. But above all, his faith comes through l...