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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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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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Deborah Fidel named new director of Temple Sinai
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 05, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
After a five-month nationwide search, Temple Sinai has hired Deborah Fidel as its new executive director. Fidel, who has served for the last four years as the executive director of the Pittsburgh A...
Parade accompanies new scroll to Hillel home a
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Traffic was halted for a while in Squirrel Hill Sunday afternoon, but this time it wasn’t caused by detours from tunnel construction. Instead of cars blasting their horns and 18-wheelers barreling ...
Rabbi Art Donsky to retire from Temple Ohav Shalom one year early
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Art Donsky suddenly announced last week that he will be retiring as spiritual leader of Temple Ohav Shalom in the North Hills at the end of this month, a year earlier than he previously plann...
Butler Jewish man spearheads campaign to buy police dogs
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Denny Offstein likes to recall how his father brought his family to the United States seeking the American dream. So when Offstein decided that the Butler City Police needed two new officers with a...
For Yram Groff, Israeli basketball brought romantic score
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
As a four-year varsity player at Amherst College, Yram Groff was confident in himself and the strong American team as he traveled to Israel for the first time in his life to take part in the Maccab...
JAA speech therapists using iPads to treat their patients
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jun 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Judi Wasserman touched an app on her iPad screen and a video of a woman’s mouth appeared. “Press lips firmly together for three seconds and then relax,” said a voice emanating from the iPad. “One …...
Metro Briefs May 30
Jun 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is accepting donations to help those impacted by the devastation of tornado damage in Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs. “Our prayers are with th...
Eight 80-plus seniors to be honored at annual JAA dinner
by Staff and releases
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight active 80-something seniors will be recognized at this years Eight over 80 dinner sponsored by the Jewish Association on Aging, Thursday, June 6. Each year the JAA honors eight individuals ov...
Dor Hadash to mark 50 years with weekend ceremony a
by Jesse Irwin and Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writers
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Half a century ago, Dor Hadash was established, but when the congregation celebrates its 50th anniversary this coming Sunday, the remaining founders will be wondering where the time went. Starting ...
Million dollar ‘Cadillac Plan’ to engage Jews in the South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
May 30, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has received $1 million in donations specifically earmarked to create a new community engagement initiative in the South Hills. The money comes from two ...