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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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Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx things or appear overconfident, Cooperman s...
An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Metro Briefs February 17
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai is looking for lollipop kids, monkeys, witches and more for its “Wizard of Oz” themed Purim shpiel. Rehearsals are every Sunday in February and open to all ages. Rehearsals begin with ...
‘Connecting Communities’ brings teens together in common cause
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Teens representing the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center met at the Senator John Heinz History Center last week for the start of a collaborativ...
Pittsburgh premiere of ‘Annelies’ demonstrates music, text can share space
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, Anne Frank’s writings have hung in the social conscience. Next week, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will suspend them a bit more. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef...
Artist Lauren Braun shares ‘Points of View’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into Penn Avenue’s Bar Marco on a Thursday afternoon — hours before the trendy Strip District restaurant is open for business — one is hit hard by the aroma of gourmet meals being prepped: ...
Cohort of early childhood centers adopt shared rubric
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine local early childhood education centers have developed a rubric to enable each facility to assess, achieve and, it is hoped, exceed measurable goals. The project, fostered by the Jewish Life a...
‘Doubt’ revealed, explored in new SPACE exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When independent curator Nadine Wasserman first conceived of an art exhibition around the theme of doubt, she thought it would be a show about “process and image,” she said. But that blueprint chan...
Israel Pilgrimage - Blog post 2
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The opportunity to travel through Israel at any time and with any traveling companion is a privilege.  But to be afforded the opportunity to be here with fellow friends in faith, even if our faith ...
Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...