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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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First-ever forums allow Jewish participation in search for school superintendent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in the history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, forums are being held to garner community input prior to a search for a new superintendent, according to Regina Holley, school bo...
Dedication, inspiration propel Freedman, music director at CDS, to Gordon Award
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Eileen Freedman, music director at Community Day School, received the 2016 Ira and Nanette Gordon Community Professional Achievement Award at a program for community professionals on Jan. 7 at Rode...
Food for Thought initiative underway at Beth El in South Hills
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two women in the South Hills are fighting hunger and misconceptions. Stacey Reibach and Sheryl Cohen are co-chairing Food For Thought, a social action initiative currently underway at Beth El Congr...
West Bank legal system tough for Palestinians to navigate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
During his 10-month sojourn in Pittsburgh, human rights attorney Nery Ramati is hoping to bring awareness of the disparate treatment of West Bank Israelis and Palestinians to those “who are not con...
Love of coffee gives CDS teacher taste for jewelry making
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Ronit Schulman did not set out to go into the jewelry business, but a fondness for coffee — coupled with a strong creative streak — has turned the Community Day School Hebrew teacher into a designe...
For ex-baseball players, Israel is a place to learn, teach
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Out of baseball after four years playing in the minor leagues, Brent Powers, a Christian from Texas, took a tour of Israel last year with his wife. He was smitten with the country and considered ho...
From HBO to Arthur Miller, what a ‘tough guy’ actor learned from his Jewish grandma
by Lonnie Firestone, JTA
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On a trip to London last year, actor Michael Zegen caught a revival performance of Arthur Miller’s 1955 drama, “A View from the Bridge.” about a Brooklyn longshoreman whose protective im...
Pennsylvania consulate axed in Israeli Foreign Ministry cutbacks
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday its intention to close its consulate in Philadelphia along with four other of its consulates as a cost saving measure. The consulate in Philadelp...
Prestigious writing award finds a winner in Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Kevin Haworth is not from Pittsburgh, but the city is happy to claim him as its own. Last week, Haworth, director of the MFA program at Carlow University, became one of 37 writers to win an individ...
Chillent hits high note with James Street debut
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Chillent and its musical Jewish soul stew warmed the city’s North Side last Saturday night. The ethnically infused band, with musicians from Pittsburgh’s Lubavitch Jewish community, debuted at Jame...