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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 ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Rothfus meets with Netanyahu; will vote ‘the right way’ on Iran
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...
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Aaron Weil leaving Hillel JUC; will head up UCF Hillel
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Aaron Weil, executive director and CEO of the Hillel Jewish University Center, will leave that position this summer to head up a fast-growing Hillel at the second largest university in the nation. ...
Pittsburgh comedian leaves them in stitches at The Moth
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
No joke: Alan Olifson moved from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh about two years ago so he would have more opportunities to perform comedy. As it turned out, he was right. Olifson, who hosts The Moth’s m...
Holocaust Center announces winners of arts and writing contest
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, in collaboration with JFilm The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum and the Partnership2Gether, a program of the Jewish Federation of G...
Media can affect people’s spirituality — for better or worse
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s face it: it’s difficult to disconnect. Americans are incessantly lured by the call of the media. It beckons us through televisions, computers, tablets, phones, music and movies. It manipulate...
Israelis, Palestinians can learn lessons from Africa
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The outgoing U.S. special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan sees “lessons” Israeli and Palestinian leaders can learn from conflicts in Africa, particularly as they relate to peace talks. Ambassador Pr...
Grinberg named to JCPA national board; plenum to address pressing social issues
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Skip Grinberg, chair of the Community Relation Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will join the national board of directors of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs. He will be ...





40 KMR members attend BBYO convention in D.C.
by Staff and releases
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 40 Pittsburgh teens who attended BBYO’s annual International Convention in Washington, D.C., over the President’s Day weekend, the highlight of the trip may have been the welcome they and t...
Pittsburgh Jews volunteer to mentor Jewish ACJ inmates
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 79, Patti Anouchi has a new career: mentor to soon-to-be released Jewish inmates. Actually, Anouchi is a volunteer, but she’s taking this work as seriously as she did her former career as co...
Metro Briefs February 28
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Congregation Beth Shalom will honor Lea Davidson and Elinor Zaremberg at their 2012-2013 Torah Fund Brunch Sunday, March 3.  Davidson and Zaremberg joined Congregation Beth Shalom as young women an...
Idea for Museum of Jewish Ideas born here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t expect to see antique seder plates or recovered Torah scrolls at the Museum of Jewish Ideas (MoJI). Don’t expect to view burnished jugs from the time of David, or to tour exhibits devoted to ...