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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 | 1 1 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...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
Should bystanders come to the rescue?
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
Metro Briefs July 23
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will be sending one its largest groups in several years to the JCC Maccabi Games, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Clos...
JFilm’s declaration of independence means funding freedom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm, currently a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has filed an application with the commonwealth to become an independent nonprofit corporation. Its anticipated independen...
Friendliness, charm keep out-of-town interns firmly in city’s grasp
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh for years had struggled to retain young people, as they were lured away by larger cities. But in another sign that this reality may be changing, five interns from the East Liberty-based ...