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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
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AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized as a model for collaboration
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
AgeWell Pittsburgh, the central outreach umbrella for a myriad of services for senior citizens, has been chosen out of 350 applicants as one of eight finalists for the 2017 Collaboration Prize. If ...
The writing is on the wall: Alphabet City is North Side oasis for the arts
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a story about the 16th century rabbi, Isaac Luria, that has resonated with artist Diane Samuels for the last quarter century, a Jewish folktale, she explained, that is told in other cultur...
Robots behaving badly
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
How do humans react when robots … misbehave? That’s probably a question most people don’t even contemplate — machines are supposed to behave objectively and reliably, after all. But Aaron Steinfeld...
Benjy Grinberg has a California address but a Pittsburgh heart
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...