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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 | 2 2 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 | 14 14 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 | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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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Jewish Allderdice grad is in the Navy now — and she’s loving every minute of it
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Ewall-Wice was pretty sure she wanted to be a flight officer when she entered the U.S. Naval Academy last summer as a plebe — an incoming freshman. But all that changed after she spent two w...
Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
by Linda Morel , Special to The Chronicle
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
Metro Briefs July 7
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, strong storms caused devastating flooding in West Virginia . At least 23 have been killed and thousands more have been displaced when river waters rose more than 27 feet in less than a da...
On the block again, former synagogue building might disappear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing the “For Sale” sign in front of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School on N. Negley Avenue conjures up some strong feelings for Maxine Horn — “none of them good.” It’s not tha...



Motor history and its connoisseurs coming to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Jaguars, Pintos and Mustangs are coming to Schenley Park. And for vintage car enthusiasts, the excitement is hard to tame. From July 8 to July 17, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host events...
Jewish Federation allocations reach $22 million
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced last month the recipients of $22 million in allocations and grants. The money is expected to “support programs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish comm...
Jewish prisoner advocacy relies on interns’ dedication
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
When Matt Madruga was growing up Roman Catholic in Southern California, he probably could not have predicted that he would one day be working for a rabbi in Pittsburgh and advocating on behalf of J...
'A powerful voice for the finest of Jewish values’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died Saturday at 87. His death was the result of natural...
Local teachers dig through biblical history
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
In Israel, a country one-sixth the size of Pennsylvania, startups share the same sites as ancient artifacts. Marc Rice, who just returned from an archaeology-focused trip there with Classrooms With...