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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Journey for Ernie’ honors father, supports ADL, cancer research
Ernie Blumenthal’s life began in Vienna in 1938 amid the horrors of the Holocaust and abruptly ended last July in Philadelphia after a short and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. But despite...
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Israel partnership facilitates friendships for years

In the rest of the world, 20 years is typically marked with a gift of china, but here in Pittsburgh for those involved in the city’s partnership with Karmiel, Israel, and the surrounding Misgav reg...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communal work spaces offer bargain rates, high energy and sense of community
For Mauricio Feldman, one of the perks of being a Pittsburgh-based accountant working remotely for a company based in Minneapolis is having the flexibility of working from home. But he has found an...
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Golin’s goal at JF&CS: to make Jewish community strong
Dr. Jordan Golin has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Effective this September, Golin will replace current president and CEO Aryeh Sherman, whose upcoming retirem...
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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
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Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
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Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs April 21
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
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Stay ’n Play offers big smiles in the South Hills
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Who said that only little kids get to celebrate turning 1 year old? Stay ’n Play, an indoor play space located inside Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, recently celebrated its first year. Th...




Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wants a new home
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For $4 million, the Oakland headquarters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh could be yours. The Jewish community’s umbrella organization is currently entertaining offers for the sale of...
Metro Briefs February 11
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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...
Comedian Reiser still ‘mad’ about the girl from Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Concordia’s Jewish community continues to thrive
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Chili cook-off at Shaare Torah brings the heat
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Turkey, Israel take center stage at Pitt
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Mark Frank, Naim Obeid and a shared vision for Akko’s future
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
First annual Thank-A-Thon connects residents, donors
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
At Benedum, not your same ‘Cabaret’ this time around
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub with its bawdy emcee in “Cabaret” provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in Weimar Germany. But it...