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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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Jewish snowboarder vies for spot on U.S. Olympics team
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Seth Hill is one dreidel that doesn’t want to land on his side. The Jewish professional snowboarder from Jacksonville, Ore., says he often spins like a dreidel when he does a “1080” — three full ro...
Jewish policeman from Texas seeking birth mother in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jay Saltzman became “a little emotional” when he arrived in Pittsburgh last week, the first time he has been back in 53 years. Saltzman, 53, knows he was born in Pittsburgh, but not at which hospit...
Metro Briefs August 15
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Andrew Goldstein , staff writer and intern for The Jewish Chronicle, concludes his second consecutive internship with the paper this week. An incoming senior at Point Park University, Goldstein fir...
Rosenberg to speak at T.E. on research work in Amiens
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Emanuel of South Hills will offer a knight to remember this Selichot, 5774, as historian, Darfur activist and recently knighted David Rosenberg addresses the congregation. Rosenberg will be ...
Federation campaign breaks record; raises $13.35 million in 2012-13
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh raised $13.35 million through its 2013 Annual Campaign, meeting its goal, and surpassing last year’s record-breaking campaign by $350,000. The 2013 Annua...
Knit the Bridge covers Downtown span in yarn; nation takes note
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s 400-plus bridges spanning its rivers, hollows and creeks are made of iron, steel and concrete. But, for a while at least, of one of them is made of — yarn? OK, maybe it’s only decorate...
Center for Women offers workshops
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Center for Women, a collaborative initiative of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh (JWF), will hold workshops at their office, locat...
Karmiel Dance Festival a highlight for Diller teens
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Just as Pittsburghers each year look forward to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, a cultural keystone in southwestern Pennsylvania, those living in Karmiel, Pittsburgh’s sister city, have their own c...
Need some needling? There’s an app for that
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
Feeling neglected, like maybe you’re not getting enough noodges from your Jewish mother? Turns out, there’s an app for that. In fact, Jewishly speaking, there are oodles of apps, including dozens —...
Birthright launches follow-up initiative for young Israel travelers
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Every year, thousands of young Jews take Birthright trips to Israel to experience the Holy Land firsthand.  The quest can be an awakening or strengthening of religious and cultural identity. But af...