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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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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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Local brothers honored at national competition
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch the Gilboa boys in a video After working on a class tzedaka project as a first-grader at Community Day School, Ari Gilboa was disappointed that his second-grade class had no such project. He ...
JHF grants focus on education, services to underserved
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has announced its approval of eight grants totaling more than $1.4 million to both the Jewish and general communities. The grants include the JHF’s annual $900,000 ...
South Hills native pairs kids with cancer with professional athletes
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Sidney Kushner knows a thing or two about providence. The Upper St. Clair native, who is now a senior at Brown University, recalls being on an airplane following his freshman year, telling his fath...
Metro Briefs January 3
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Dan Nichols, a nationally known Jewish performer and songwriter, will return to Rodef Shalom Congregation for his third visit in six months. As the congregation’s artist-in-residence for the 2012-2...
NCJW to open Center for Women with $225,000 JWF seed funding
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A future Center for Women, based in Squirrel Hill, is being touted as a critical resource in Jewish Pittsburgh for women in search of tools to achieve “financial and workplace readiness.” The Natio...
Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With some extra time on her hands these days, Pam Ludin tries to volunteer in the community each week. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is making it easy for Ludin to find those opportun...
Carnegie Shul now handicapped accessible; installs custom-designed chairlift
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The members of Ahavath Achim in Carnegie have known for years that their synagogue was not handicapped accessible, but the cost of adapting the 75-year-old building made them cringe. One estimate t...
Metro Briefs December 29
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Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its annual Melava Malka Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The dinner recognizes Torah scholarship in Jewish Pittsbu...





Frankel: Women lawmakers should take lead on assault weapons ban bill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the Pennsylvania Legislature will take up gun control next year, lawmakers promise, and the Jewish community will join the debate. State Rep. Dan Frankel, who ...
Meyers Plumbing and Heating closes; 110 years run by same Jewish family
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Meyers Plumbing and Heating, a Jewish-owned business that spanned four generations over 110 years, has ceased operation. Its last day was Friday, Dec. 21. The family recently sold the real estate t...