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Metro Briefs February 11
Repair the World, Green Building Alliance and p4 Pittsburgh will host an evening of inspirational stories about creating a sustainable, vibrant, healthy and just region as part of the Inspire Speak...
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Comedian Reiser still ‘mad’ about the girl from Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh in the early 1980s had about as much in common with Hollywood as Kansas had with Oz, but the Steel City nonetheless had a profound effect on the life of Paul Reiser, a budding young come...
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Concordia’s Jewish community continues to thrive
There is a large cross on the sign at the driveway on Bower Hill Road leading to Concordia of the South Hills, a senior retirement community in Mt. Lebanon. The cross is part of the logo of Concord...
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Chili cook-off at Shaare Torah brings the heat
In Texas, chili has no beans. In Pittsburgh, chili has all heart. On Thursday, Feb. 4, 10 cooks — equipped with carrots, coriander, cumin and even chicken — crammed the kitchen at Shaare Torah for ...
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Turkey, Israel take center stage at Pitt
Turkey and Israel have nothing to do with Thanksgiving in Jerusalem. They also have nothing to do with foreign policy, said Marcy Brink-Danan. “When people hear the words ‘Turkey’ and ‘Israel,’ the...
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Mark Frank, Naim Obeid and a shared vision for Akko’s future
Pittsburgh may have the seeds for Arab-Israeli coexistence in Akko. At least, Mark Frank and Naim Obeid believe so. Frank and Obeid traveled to Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) on Pittsburgh’s ...
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First annual Thank-A-Thon connects residents, donors
Pittsburgh’s golden girls would like to thank you for being a friend. Doris Kennedy, Margit Diamond, Dorothy Schorin, Inge Katzenstein, Ruth Ganz, Jean Gershon, Flo Wise and Sylvia Bober — all resi...
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Metro Briefs February 4
Dr. Nathan Bahary , associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of the Pancreatic Cancer Program at the Hillman Cancer Center, will speak at Congrega...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
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Retro Review: In a simpler time, ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ hits the mark on the Lower East Side immigrant story
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Prior to the 1950s, literature for and about Jewish children was sparse, if practically nonexistent.  That all changed with the publication of “All-of-a Kind Family” in 1951. The book was groundbre...
Did a Jewish woman blaze a new path for women in pro baseball?
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
For Justine Siegal, attending Opening Day games of the Cleveland Indians with her grandfather led to a lifelong passion for baseball — and dreams of one day playing for the Tribe. “Heaven,” she cal...
‘Generous of Spirit’: David Stock, 76, PSO’s composer-in-residence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock, a prolific musician who served as a composer-in-residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, died peacefully surrounded by ...
Metro Briefs November 5
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The South Hills Jewish Community Center will present the International Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Project, a program of P2G@20, produced and developed by educators of the Dror Israel Movement, on Satur...
JRS’s Friedman to retire; commitment to inclusion for those with disabilities unsurpassed
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After working for 25 years to improve the local environment for Jews with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities, Debbie Friedman, the first and only executive director of Jewish Residential Ser...
Jewish Federation welcomes new CRC director
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Sayles recently joined the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh as director of the Federation’s Community Relations Council.  Sayles perceives his role as a “liaison of the Jewish communi...
Program for grads gives Pittsburgh huge ‘start’ on success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
On the day Charlie Schwartz moved to Pittsburgh just about three months ago, he headed to Home Depot and bought  himself a novelty Steelers key. “It’s nice to have a team to root for in addition to...
Israeli scholar shares complex literary portrayals of Arabs
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
On a night when many traveled to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to demonstrate solidarity with Israel, a small minority ventured to Shadyside for an alternative presentation. Attendee...
Yeshiva Schools selected for unique Children’s Museum program
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
First-graders at Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh will be learning about the first six days of creation through their own process of creation, as the Lubavitch school becomes part of the Kickstarting ...
Marlee Matlin reveling in unique ‘Spring Awakening’ revival
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When the rock musical “Spring Awakening” premiered on Broadway, it was a critical darling and financial success. It won almost every major award possible, including eight Tonys, four Drama Desk Awa...