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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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Silverman turns serious as desperate housewife in ‘Smile’
by Michael Fox
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Silverman’s rougher edges have been smoothed by two decades in the spotlight. But make no mistake, she remains an iconoclast unwilling to accept received wisdom and pat generalizations. Most ...
At Halloween, kosher candy rings the bell
by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
This Saturday night, after waiting for three stars to become visible in the sky and observing Havdalah, the departing of Shabbat, with candle, wine and spice box, I will prepare to perform another ...
Metro Briefs October 29
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
J Line will hold a conversation for teens about events in Israel with Rabbi Seth Adelson of Congregation Beth Shalom on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Robinson Building of the Je...
CDS holds special service to welcome back science teacher, military veteran
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Participating in services took on new meaning for Community Day School students. On Oct. 13, during morning tefillot, CDS held a surprise ceremony for middle school science teacher Kyle Ison. To ce...
Secrets of the Blue Zones: where people live longer, healthier lives
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“Eighty percent of living longer is in your control,” according to Dan Buettner, researcher and author. “Only about 10 to 20 percent of how long we live is dictated by our genes.” In America, 1.7 p...
AIn a Middle East gone mad, America’s best bet is people-to-people contact
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Fareed Zakaria prides himself on his ability to be optimistic, but he admitted Tuesday night, Oct. 20 during his lecture at Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall that when talking about the current situati...
‘Stubborn’ determination drives area woman’s life-changing journey to Jordan
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Natalie Stewart boarded a plane to Amman, Jordan, following her graduation from Johns Hopkins University, she had no apartment lined up, no job prospects and did not know a soul, save for an e...
Conservatively speaking, congregations scramble for new ways to attract members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
What the 2013 Pew survey of American Jewish life made clear — that membership at Conservative congregations is shrinking — is unquestionably being felt in Pittsburgh. And that poses a difficult cha...
Metro Briefs October 22
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JUST ANNOUNCED: An Evening in Solidarity with Israel with Yaron Sideman , consul general of Israel to the mid-Atlantic region, will provide a briefing on the tenuous state of affairs in Israel, on ...
The golden age of Zahav, now available to home cooks
by Rachel Kurland, Special to the Chronicle
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After almost seven years’ worth of prep time, Zahav chef and co-owner Michael Solomonov’s latest culinary accomplishment is ready to be enjoyed. Former Pittsburgher Solomonov, the 2011 James Beard ...