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Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
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Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
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Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
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Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
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Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
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JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Benjy Grinberg has a California address but a Pittsburgh heart
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
If Benjy Grinberg’s sentiment was a song then the chorus would go something like, “I know where I’m from and have appreciation.” After a few moments with the Squirrel Hill native, that simple sense...
Mitzvah Bash welcomes purveyors, purchasers to a popping party
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The first thing to bring to Mitzvah Bash is dancing shoes. The second is a wallet. On Sunday, March 5, parents, grandparents and children traveled to the Ace Hotel in East Liberty for Mitzvah Bash,...
First arrest in bomb threat saga not enough, say community leaders
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
With federal authorities’ arrest of 31-year-old Juan Thompson on March 3 in connection with eight bomb threats to Jewish institutions since January, Jewish community professionals can breathe a par...
Metro Briefs March 10
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Temple Sinai has hired Drew Barkley as its new executive director. He comes to Temple Sinai from the North Shore Congregation Israel, which has 1,400 families outside of Chicago. Barkley earned his...
Purim roundup
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom March 11: Megillah reading and Purim Shpiel, “The Wizard of PersOz” performed by the Adat Shalom Religious School Players, 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow. March 12: Purim Carnival and ...
Kids’ Mega Hamantash event offers treats for all
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Amazingly, the jelly-filled hamantaschen might not have been the sweetest part of Sunday’s communal pre-Purim baking event. Surrounded by crafts, games, jugglers and other performers, children and ...
Metro Briefs March 3
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium pray for healing and are now collecting for healing as well. Donations of medical supplies to help others through Brother’s Brother Foundation will...
Enthusiastic Western Pennsylvania native gives the ‘Gift of Life’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Simons was not sure she wanted to hear the news she would be receiving last week, an update regarding the health status of a stranger, albeit one with whom she shares a very intimate connecti...
‘Hadassah’ and ‘Hamilton’ collide in community Purim shpiel
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexander Hamilton’s reach continues. Not only is the Founding Father the subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 Broadway musical, but the show that bears his name has inspired the 2017 Pittsburgh co...
Mike Feinberg Company to close after 60 years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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...