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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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Under the Eruv
Jewish med students open free derm clinic at SHHC
by Adam Reinherz
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
During their first two years of study, students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are required to engage in three, monthlong, clinical experiences. One experience focuses on primar...
Panel ponders how Squirrel Hill is changing
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the past nine months, the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh has devoted a series of events to an exploration of Jewish life in Squirrel Hill. The Squirrel Hill Project con...
AJL hires teen ed. director; job redefined beyond J-SITE
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish teen education in Pittsburgh is about to change. The Agency for Jewish Learning has hired Gabe Goldman as its director of teen experiential education, a new position created with the departu...
Evelyn Kozak has died at the age of 113
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Evelyn Kozak, the world’s oldest Jew, and a former resident of Pittsburgh, died at the age of 113, Tuesday, June 11, after suffering a heart attack. For her 110th birthday — she was living at Charl...
Orthodox Jewish women ordained as first class of a ‘different kind of leader’
by Michele Alperin, JNS.org
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
On the surface, Sunday’s ordination ceremony for the first three graduates of Bronx, N.Y.-based Yeshivat Maharat—the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic auth...
Ohav Shalom music coordinator and youth director heads to rabbinical school
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
After a summer studying Jewish texts at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Amanda Russell decided that she wanted to become a rabbi. “I just fell in love with what I was doing the...
Beth Goldstein leaving J-SITE this month, was director 5 years
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth Goldstein, who has served as the director of teen education at the Agency for Jewish Learning since 2008, will be leaving her post at the end of June.   Goldstein will be moving to Boston wher...
Rabbis for Human Rights fight for Negev Bedouin
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Arik Ascherman has been fighting for human rights in Israel for many years, but there is one issue in particular that, lately, has been keeping him up at night: the proposed re-settling of 40...
Metro Briefs June 13
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has joined with its national body, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in supporting efforts to ensure that the Western Wall remains a “spirit...
Celebrating the Eight over 80
by Release
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging celebrated their 13th Annual Eight over 80 event Thursday, June 6, at Congregation Beth Shalom. The 340 guests gathered to honor the accomplishments of the honorees:...