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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 ...
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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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For better or worse, matchmakers get involved in innovative dating site
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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,...
In dating world, ‘J’ has become letter of contention
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Rothfus meets with Netanyahu; will vote ‘the right way’ on Iran
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) joined two other members of the House of Representatives two weeks ago in Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting, N...
Metro Briefs August 20
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Love & Knaidels, Kosher Cooking for a Cause , a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh, will hold its kick-off event, Sweet Beginnings, on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Beth Shalom Ballroom at 5915 Be...
Kirtan rabbi offers old words in new beats
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Nondual,” the new CD from Rabbi Andrew Hahn, is forgettable — but in the best way possible.  With its deep chants and arrangements, Hahn’s music pulls listeners into an almost meditative state fro...
Local athletes proved their ‘medal’ at European Maccabi Games
by Marissa Stern and Adam Reinherz, For The Chronicle
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Athletes from all over the United States joined 35 other countries in Berlin for the European Maccabi Games, including 19 from Pennsylvania. Included among the ranks of Team USA’s Pittsburgh contin...
With JCC as hub, Jewish teen engagement is finding new life
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The new trajectory of local Jewish teen engagement can be compared to a salad bar that begins with separate ingredients, said Rabbi Ron Symons, senior director of Jewish life at the Jewish Communit...
Chautauqua Institution feeds spirit and intellect of Pittsburgh Jews
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Laughter arose from the gathering of 200 Jews who had come together lakeside to welcome Shabbat, when the president of the Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua announced an upcoming Israeli dance clas...
Ties that bind: Holocaust descendants make remarkable connections
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Judy Berkowitz, a resident of Mt. Lebanon and a child of Holocaust survivors, recounts her longing for grandparents when she was a child. “I always envisioned that, well maybe we just missed each o...
Beard no obstacle as rabbi gains promotion
by Josh Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh native Rabbi Elie Estrin, 35, became the U.S. Air Force’s second bearded officer last week, nearly a year after being sworn in as its first bearded chaplain, according to The Jerusalem P...