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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...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Squirrel Hill baseball team takes championship
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a Sabbath-observant baseball team representing Squirrel Hill won the City of Pittsburgh Pony League championship. Coached by Dan Kraut and assistant Hirsch Chinn, the team entered the p...
At 90, poet Gerald Stern honored at Pitt: ‘This feels terrific’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Gerald Stern got a standing ovation just by walking onto the stage last Tuesday night at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. Fans of the venerated 90-year-old poet, a Pittsburgh native, e...
Opera’s stirring ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ is matched by Benedum’s powerful production
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
After a more than 40-year absence from the stage, the Pittsburgh Opera resurrected Giuseppe Verdi’s 1841 opera, “Nabucco,” last week at the Benedum. Murmurings of “brava” and “I love it” were heard...
‘Jukebox musical’ will bring ‘Beautiful’ memories to the Benedum
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The first time Ben Fankhauser heard “The Loco-Motion,” he was dancing to the tune with his fourth-grade Sunday school class at his synagogue in his hometown of Cleveland. Now, 16 years later and on...
Crowdfunding for life saving: Volunteer medic from Pittsburgh asks for help
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgher Joshua Wander, who moved to Jerusalem in 2013, has launched a global crowdfunding campaign to provide Quickclot, a hemostatic gauze used to quickly treat open wounds and stop bleeding,...
Wasserman Schultz comes to town with big push for local Democrats
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
She’s typically seen around the country pushing federal candidates, but Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Pittsburgh last week to speak about local politics. As Democratic National Commi...
Former enemies in Israeli-Palestinian conflict bring their message of peace to CMU
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Three representatives of Combatants for Peace, a grassroots organization of Palestinians and Israelis whose former lives saw them as active participants in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, told a ...
Holocaust’s new home honors survivors with striking ‘Celebration of Life’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The 12 enlarged photographic portraits on display at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh do not portray victims or even those who merely survived the horrors of the Third Reich. Instead, they show t...
Metro Briefs October 15
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Emanu-El Israel’s Festival of the Jewish Arts will present the Coen brothers’ movie “A Serious Man” on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at 222 N. Main Street in Greensburg. A discussion wil...
Presbyterians welcome BDS group with anti-Israel agenda
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), which has the ignoble distinction of ranking on the Anti-Defamation League’s 2013 list of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in America, will be holding a confer...