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Local entrepreneur looking to process medical marijuana
Gabe Perlow has high hopes for his new company, PurePenn LLC. Perlow, former general counsel at Pittsburgh-based McKnight Realty Partners, is also CEO of PurePenn, a company he formed with the inte...
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Caliban’s warehouse is a wild isle of discovery

Inside the cobalt-blue building on Craig Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is a shop with barrister bookcases and thousands of titles. Beloved by bookworms and bibliophiles, Caliban Books...
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Kinky Friedman ‘on the road again’ with stop in Pittsburgh
Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and who is famous for such hit songs as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anym...
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‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust
The acclaimed British portrait photographer Harry Borden spent five years traveling the world photographing Holocaust survivors. In the introduction to “Survivor: a portrait of survivors of the Hol...
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Judith Robinson’s ‘Carousel’ gets proper launch at Alphabet City
If it’s not every poet’s dream to do a book launch at a venue called Alphabet City, maybe it should be. The new space on Pittsburgh’s North Side for literature and arts programming, established by ...
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Metro Briefs April 21
The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in the Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Buildi...
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AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized with $150,000 grant
AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort between three local Jewish organizations that coordinates services for senior citizens, will receive a $150,000 grant as the winner of the 2017 Collaborat...
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Metro Briefs April 14
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
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Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha seeks community collaboration
Things are looking up at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, according to the congregation’s president, Michael Eisenberg. Despite the shrinking membership, budget issues and other challenges faced by so man...
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Mike Feinberg Company to close after 60 years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
After six decades in business, Mike Feinberg Company, the Strip District retailer of party supplies, Steelers gear and other items you might not know existed, will shut its doors this spring. “It’s...
Online library of Jewish texts a ‘game-changer’ for local educators
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
There are just two prerequisites to using Sefaria, the free comprehensive digital library of Jewish texts that also provides easy access to connect them to each other: “You have to be able to ‘clic...
Squirrel Hill senior celebrates birthday in a self-driving car
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
For her 94th birthday, Chantze Butler rode in a driverless car. And while the idea that an autonomous vehicle transported a nonagenarian who remembers cruising in a Model T seems astounding, to the...
Metro Briefs February 24
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom Adult Education will present the film “Murray Avenue” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.​ The film, by Sheila Chamovits, is about Squirrel Hill and portrays...
Butler or Sindler? You be the judge
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dan Butler was asked by leaders at Shaare Torah Congregation to judge its annual chili cook-off last month, he accepted the assignment even though his wife, Nina, had invited guests to their h...
Trivia night supports Pittsburgh Jewish teens
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The least tricky question of the evening was why so many people attended a trivia night contest held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. “I came to give to NCSY because I value th...




Interfaith communal gathering calls attention to immigrants and refugees
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Pittsburgh’s faith-based groups met at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the city’s Hill District to offer prayers, stories and songs in support of communal unity Monday. The event, “Becom...
Demolishing dues may foster future finances at Temple Sinai
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Being a member will no longer requires synagogue dues at one local congregation. Per the recommendations of a Temple Sinai task force and mirroring a trend taking shape in communities across the co...
More funding options available for day schools responding to budget shortfall
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are making progress in correcting a cumulative budget shortfall for scholarships. Among their strategy is to take advantage of a recent law that allows individ...
Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 21, 2017 | 25 25 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents ...