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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...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Metro Briefs August 8
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Steve Gutow , president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), will present a lecture Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh...
Cohen transfers business skills to grow Hillel on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
We have all heard the stories: savvy business people who make a fortune in the commercial world, then kick back, take an early retirement, and shift to a life of leisure sipping Mai Tais on a priva...
Local couple wins $10,000 in national contest
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It is a month of dreams coming true for Melody Mostow and Avi Coven. Mostow, of Mt. Lebanon, and Coven, of Chicago, will be getting married Sunday, Aug. 11, in Pittsburgh. Two weeks later, they wil...
BBYO teens from around country experience ’Burgh on IMPACT visit
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh provides opportunities for young leadership development, whether it’s learned in youth group meetings or behind-the-scenes at places like the Pittsburgh Zoo or PNC Park. A group of teena...
Writer Gideon Raff's work shaped by Jewish heritage, IDF service
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli-born writer and director Gideon Raff knows the cost of war. That knowledge, as well as his Jewish background, helped him create two of television’s most compelling dramas. Raff’s “Prisoners...
AJL moves to Rodef Shalom; Melton to be scaled back
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning has downsized its space from its large, former building at the Community Day School campus to five rooms within Rodef Shalom Congregation, a move that reflects the or...
Long Island initiative suggests possibilites for community-building in South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Buoyed by donations totaling $1 million, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is poised to launch its initiative to grow Jewish engagement in the South Hills within the next couple of months...





Roger Schindler's list sells while Oskar's doesn't
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 31, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story posted to this website earlier in the week.) Two weeks ago, an auction house offered for sale on eBay one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists ...
Metro Briefs August 1
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Mendy Rosenblum , director of Chabad of the South Hills, will lecture in Squirrel Hill Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m . Rosenblum will speak about the Jewish perspective on facing modern challeng...
Pittsburgh athletes medal at Maccabiah Games
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Four of the five Pittsburgh area athletes at the just-concluded 19 th Maccabiah Games in Israel are bringing home some fancy hardware, having medaled in their events. Lily Feldman, a member of the ...