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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...
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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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NBC’s Jean Chatzky offers advice to women facing financial challenges
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
In celebration of 10 years of funding women’s and girls’ initiatives in Allegheny County and Israel, the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomed Jean Chatzky, financial editor of N...
Sideman invites Rich Fitzgerald to visit Israel
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
On his first visit to the Pittsburgh area last week as Israel’s consul general to the Mid-Atlantic Region, Yaron Sideman invited Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to visit the Jewish state...
Rabbi Danny Schiff to lead Temple Ohav Shalom this fall
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Ohav Shalom (TOS) in Allison Park has retained Rabbi Danny Schiff to serve as the congregation’s rabbi from Aug. 29 through Oct. 15. Schiff will be replacing Rabbi Art Donsky, who recently a...
Groups join forces to fight hunger
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
There are numerous mandates in Jewish law for living in an agricultural society. A farmer has the responsibility to leave the corners of his land unplowed so that the needy can harvest food. If a f...
Precedent exists for Iran to back down
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s still possible to convince Iran’s supreme leader to “discontinue” its nuclear program, which could lead to nuclear weapons, without the use of military force, Yaron Sideman said. Why does Isra...
Rodef Shalom Congregation hires new executive director
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Bram has accepted an offer to become the new Murray Klein Executive Director of Rodef Shalom Congregation beginning July 15. Bram’s hiring comes after a nationwide search led by Vantagen LLC ...
Pittsburgh man beats drum for proposed special needs Ecommunity in Misgav
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh area native is at work in Israel building partnerships between Diaspora Jews and a Misgav-based company employing special needs people to recycle electronic components from computers. ...
Dennis Bair’s BairFind joined search for missing Cleveland girls
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 06, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped a nearly decade-long imprisonment in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home in early May, their rescuers and captors were thrus...
Marlo Thomas talks father, faith and dreams in NCJW speech
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 06, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Actress and social activist Marlo Thomas was in Pittsburgh last Thursday to help the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section, celebrate its 120th anniversary. The event was held at Rod...
Metro Briefs June 6
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Jewish Family & Children’s Service and NA’AMAT USA , Pittsburgh Council, will co-sponsor an upcoming Lunch & Learn with members of the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, Wednesday, June 12, from noo...