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Metro Briefs 7-28
Little Lake Theatre is auditioning actors for a fall tour production of “Letters to Sala.” The production is looking for men (ages 20-35) and women (ages 20-50) for various roles. All actors on tou...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classrooms Without Borders takes educators, teachers on moving journey through Poland
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” This quotation from Seneca is one way to sum up why many teachers and students participated in a recent Classrooms Without Borders trip to...
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Zalman Shapiro, scientist and supporter of Israel, passes away at 96
Zalman Shapiro, a man whose energetic mind propelled submarines to new depths, died at his Oakland home on July 16. Shapiro was 96. Throughout his industrious career as a physical chemist and inven...
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Pittsburgher stands up for Gretchen Carlson
Allan Ripp didn’t start out as a PR man. “I wanted to work for The New York Times really badly,” Ripp, who reps former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson in her battle against her former employer, said...
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Creative Kosher Catering cooks up new base in East Pittsburgh
Creative Kosher Catering has found a new place to make dough. Having out- grown previous locales in Squirrel Hill and Greenfield — most recently the kitchen of Congregation Poale Zedeck — the cater...
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Duolingo enables English speakers to learn Hebrew for free
Duolingo, the free language-learning platform that has attracted more than 150 million users, recently released a Hebrew for English speakers course. Since the June 23 release, more than 53,000 stu...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Clothes make the man — or, woman — for this Jewish actor
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When David Abeles dons the costume, the hair and the make-up of Agatha Trunchbull, a metamorphosis occurs. That’s when Abeles transforms from redheaded Jewish actor to the enormously breasted, musc...
Listen to ‘The Lion’
by Lisa Traiger, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
One man’s call to duty keeps Memorial Day tradition alive
by Tammy Hepps, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Jacob Notovitz keeps his promises. An 88-year-old veteran from Wilkinsburg who served during the Korean War, Notovitz is the commander of the Jewish War Veterans Pittsburgh Post #499 and a recipien...
Deservedly, Rabbi Jacob to be honored as Pursuer of Peace
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no way to predict how the course of a rabbinic career will play out, said Rabbi Walter Jacob, sitting in his office surrounded by copious volumes of books while brushing the dirt off his p...
Torah scroll in White Oak poses puzzling question
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
White Oak has a riddle wrapped inside a scroll. Protected by an ornate wooden case, a sefer Torah (a handwritten Pentateuchal scroll) rests in Temple B’nai Israel’s social hall. With its transcribe...
Metro Briefs June 2
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad Jewish Center of Monroeville will hold a free community lecture by Dr. Richard Myerowitz on Jewish genetics and addressing “Are Jews a race?” on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at 2715 Mosside...
Local exhibit, activities shine light on refugee experience
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
An exhibit about refugees has a temporary home. “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys” is on display until June 30 at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Grea...




JF&CS volunteers bring comfort to area’s Syrian refugees
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Sandra Akacem’s family has become a lot larger in the last six months, although she can’t say she has any new relatives. But since volunteering through the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pit...
Catholic students learn that hate can hurt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Two images containing hate speech and distributed on social media by students of Oakland Catholic High School became a teachable moment for the students involved, as well as for the Jewish and Cath...
Metro Briefs May 26
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rev. Dr. Randall K. Bush will be the guest speaker at Temple Sinai’s Shabbat evening service on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Bush is the senior pastor of East Liberty Presbyterian Church and will b...