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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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You down with RBG? Highlights from the new biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Erica Brody, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder what the perfect pop-culture storm looks like? Hurricane Ruth — as in Bader Ginsburg — was brewing among millennials, feminists and across social media platforms before it made landfall...
Metro Briefs November 19
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of the South Hills will host its annual Chanukah toy drive for hospitalized and underprivileged children. New unwrapped toys including puzzles, board games, art supplies, Legos, Duplos, doll...
For this bacon lover, the story has a satisfying ending
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
At the age of 17, Avi Avishai, who was raised in a secular home, decided to keep kosher. But by the time he was 27, he was “really craving bacon,” he said. Kosher beef fry didn’t do the trick. Thos...
A night never to forget: shattered glass, broken hearts and rebuilt lives
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Werner Cohen was a young man with a promising future. He had a good position as a chemist in a successful, Jewish-owned paint company. He was single, good looking and came from a well-to-do Jewish ...
Innovative Pittsburgh cardiologist was a throwback
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite his innovation, Seymoure Krause is best remembered as traditional. Both to family and colleagues, the venerated cardiologist was a throwback. “He was one of those old-time doctors,” said hi...
Saint Vincent College honors Father, uh, Rabbi Edelstein with Chair of Catholic/Jewish Dialogue
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jason Edelstein’s students at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe had a hard time figuring out what to call him when he first started teaching there in 1968. “They called me Father Edelstein,” h...
Israeli professor describes autonomy in antiquity, locally controlled synagogues
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On a cool Sunday evening in November, nearly 75 people gathered at a historic synagogue in Shadyside to learn about ancient synagogues in Israel. The event, which was a collaboration among Classroo...
Global Day of Jewish Learning link community and pride
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
That the Jewish people are stronger when their separate groups unite for a common cause was proved Sunday night as adults from throughout the South Hills joined together as students during the Glob...
Amid terror, French Jews show resolve
by Melissa Apter, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
French Jews remain guarded but resilient following the attacks in Paris last weekend that left 132 dead and hundreds injured. Led by the chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, some 200 French Jews and...
AJM exhibit puts Jane Haskell’s creativity in the spotlight
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Jane Haskell was an artist, philanthropist and patron of the arts who worked in a variety of media to create paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Haskell (1923- 2013) is best known for ...