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Barbra’s ‘Cellar’ comes to life in stranger-than-truth one-man show
Actor Tom Lenk is having great fun playing the leading man in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of the comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” But he is also having a blast, he said, playing the show’s...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
Israeli students show off scientific prowess
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
by Dave Rullo, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
Metro Briefs May 14
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
Samaritan photographs on display at JCC
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Lazar’s 43 photographs of Israel’s Samaritan community are on exhibit at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh through July 24. The photographs tell a...




Add resilience for successful parenting recipe
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, Deborah Gilboa, a family physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, was delivering occasional health talks in the community along with her colleague, Dr. Andrea Fox, and realized...