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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 | 12 12 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 | 13 13 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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Tax credits go to redevelop former Poli’s site
A recent announcement of tax credits is bringing smiles across the commonwealth, including in Pittsburgh, where a little over $1.1 million for each of 10 years, or a little over $11 million over a ...
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London rabbi inspires on anniversary of late leader’s passing
In the years since the June 12, 1994, passing of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at New York City’s Beth Israel hospital, the anniversary of that date — the third day o...
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Mah jongg’s clickety-clack gets louder
Sue Bertenthal remembers the clanking sound of tiles and the voices of her mother and grandmother calling out phrases like “three bam,” “four crack” and “soap” while sitting around a card table wit...
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Metro Briefs July 21
Cindy Shapira was elected chair of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this month. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established by statute...
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PAJC closes, leaves behind storied legacy
After more than 70 years of fostering positive interfaith relations, advocating for a host of social justice issues and producing some key players on the national and international stage, the Pitts...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 14
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. The winners will be awarded one Gold Prize of $10,000 and tw...
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Littles Shoes makes big donation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Littles Shoes made a big impact during the Passover holiday. Between April 22 and 24, the Forbes Avenue shoe store donated 150 pairs of Naot shoes to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The Sq...
Metro Briefs May 12
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
Millennials’ stories of return and longing prove there’s no place like home
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Staff
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stacey Stamm — née Asman — left Pittsburgh for the University of Wisconsin in 2004, she had no intention of ever calling Pittsburgh “home” again. “I thought I was the last person who would eve...



Israel Week a smorgasbord for Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate Pittsburgh’s 20 years of kinship with the Israeli city of Karmiel and its surrounding Misgav region, Partnership2Gether (P2G) is hosting Israel Week at locations throughout the city th...
As smoke clears from medical marijuana debate, relief sets in for advocates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law last month, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, Ken Eisner could finally breathe a sigh of rel...
Celebrating 10 years of forging friendships in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Samantha Holzer and Mike Lobel first met at Emma Kaufmann Camp several years ago when Holzer was in third grade. But their friendship did not take off until a few years later when they connected th...
New season at the doorstep for Front Porch Theatricals
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The season for dreaming is now. Front Porch Theatricals, a Pittsburgh-based boutique professional musical company, has announced the casts and artistic teams for its 2016 American Dreamers season. ...
Metro Briefs May 5
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The 24th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 in Schenley Park.  The Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure is one of the largest fundraisers in the cit...
Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...