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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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Allen’s sidekick, Tony Roberts, on teetering on the edge of fame
by Lonnie Firestone, JTA
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes. “You know, I was having lunch with some guys fro...
Metro Briefs January 21
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai invites the Pittsburgh Jewish community to join in a new class about making important end-of-life decisions from a Jewish perspective. “A Time to Prepare” will provide forms and guidel...
Federation’s new education director finds ‘great treasure’ in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In its ongoing effort to strengthen and grow lifelong Jewish education in Pittsburgh, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rabbi Amy Bardack, currently the Judaic studies director ...
No clear-cut challenger yet for Toomey’s Senate seat
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The answer to the question of which Democratic candidate is best poised to take on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the general election in November depends on whom you ask. “There are different opini...
With service in mind, Penn State Hillel students apply tikkun olam in Honduras
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight students from Penn State Hillel traveled to Roatan, Honduras, for a weeklong service learning experience.  The trip, billed as an alternative winter break program, was intended to introduce s...
Community rallies to support young fire victim and her family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly before Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 1, Meira Loring, 5, sustained burns in an accident at her family’s home. Following surgery she remains in stable condition at Mercy Hospital. Since the incide...



For some in Jewish community, it’s what Obama didn’t say that was loud and clear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, while short on policy proposals, focused instead on a review of his administration’s accomplishments during the last seven years. But what ...
Police investigating Squirrel Hill robbery
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A pharmacy in Squirrel Hill was robbed Thursday night, and the perpetrator escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sonya Toler, public information officer for Pittsburgh’s Departme...
The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...
Metro Briefs January 14
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
With more than 400 people in attendance, Judge David N. Wecht was installed as a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at a ceremony held at Duquesne University on Thursday, Jan. 7. Wecht, t...