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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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Beth Shalom seeks to dismiss claims in discrimination suit
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom has responded to a former executive director’s charges of employment discrimination by asking a federal court judge to strike or dismiss purportedly “immaterial, impertinen...
Scott Allen resigns as Beth Shalom director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott Allen, the executive director of Congregation Beth Shalom, will be leaving his post on Oct. 22 to become the executive director of a Reform congregation in Rye, N.Y. Allen’s new job at Congre...
Adaptive computers give JAA seniors fun, therapy, connections
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The residents of the LHAS Arbor Unit at Weinberg Village are dancing in the streets. They’re banging away on a full set of drums. And they’re biking through the Swiss Alps. Not bad for a unit for s...
Abraham’s role in Judaism, Christianity, Islam to be explored at Duquesne Pascal Day
by Staff and releases
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Author and visiting speaker Jon Levenson, will speak at Duquesne University’s fifth annual Pascal Day event, interpreting and exploring whether the appearance of patriarch Abraham in Genesis and in...
Recidivism remains a challenge for Pa. corrections system
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Aleph Institute, an organization whose mission centers on working with incarcerated populations across the country and maintains a regional headquarters in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsbur...
McKeesport Candy Co. finds its niche in 21st century market
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Prince may look more like Jon Stewart than Jerry Garcia, but that doesn’t stop this third-generation candy man from invoking the Grateful Dead when describing his career in wholesale. “What a l...
Prayer books buried, headstones unveiled at JCBA cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association (JCBA) opened two graves Sunday at its Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Millvale for the burial of prayer books and other ritual objects from the community. ...
Jewish leaders get advanced degrees at first Spertus commencement here
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten Jewish Pittsburgh professionals received master’s of arts degrees in Jewish professional studies (MAJPS) from the Chicago-based Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership at a commenc...
Hochberg named PAJC director
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Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee has hired Karen Hochberg to be its next executive director. She succeeds Deborah Fidel who stepped down earlier this year to become Temple Sinai's executive dir...
Metro Briefs October 10
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Richard Bernstein , a blind disabled rights attorney, and a marathon runner recently inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be speaking about making the most of life against tough odds,...