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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,...
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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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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...
Exceptional People Auxiliary seeks help in expanding its reach to others
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For Arthur Spiegel, it was not enough that 25 Jewish adults with special needs joined together for a post-Chanuka luncheon, complete with music and gift bags, at Congregation Beth Shalom Tuesday, D...
Consolidation-cooperation leads stories of 2012
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
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by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation. The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewi...
K-M sweeps Chooplah for Chanukah; wins game two
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Nothing can stop the visiting team from Karmiel-Misgav, but the Jewish Community Center came pretty close last Wednesday night. In the second of a two-game series, the JCC put up a solid effort aga...