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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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 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 | 15 15 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 | 16 16 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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Holocaust sculpture dedication draws large crowd
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of people gathered outside Community Day School on a crisp, bright fall day Sunday for the dedication of the Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt Keeping Tabs: A Holocaust Sculpture. The sculpture is t...
Tobe chosen for national leadership training program  
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott E. Tobe, a Pittsburgh area young Federation leader, is one of 10 individuals nationwide selected to participate in the Frank Family Institute Young Leadership Program, an initiative of the na...
Metro Briefs October 31
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) will hold its next public action meeting, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Some 1,200 members from diffe...
Counterterrorism expert tracks international banks doing business with Iran
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
How do terrorist groups raise and move their money, and what can the United States do to stop it? For most of the last five years, Avi Jorisch has been working on those questions, and he thinks he’...
Talk of closing Israeli consulate mere ‘speculation’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia is dismissing as mere “speculation” a news report that Israel is considering closing one of its diplomatic missions — perhaps the one in Philadelphia — in orde...
'Bethlehem'
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm and Three Rivers Film Festival present the Pittsburgh premiere of "Bethlehem," Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave. T...
Film to show how technology uncovered secrets of death camp
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Duquesne University will mark Kristallnacht by screening a documentary honoring the 70th anniversary of a Jewish rebellion at the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor. The 35-minute film, “Deadly Dec...
Indy living concept for dementia residents shows JAA the future
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing a capacity crowd at the Jewish Association on Aging’s annual meeting, Steve Halpern painted the broad brushstrokes of JAA’s future: “the deinstitutionalization of senior living.” Halpern...
Kosher group home to open here next year
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill’s first kosher group home for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is slated to be up and running by mid-2014. The home, which will provide 24-hour care, seven...
Dershowitz, from law to Israel to new memoir, continues to fight for underdogs
by Matt Robinson, JNS.org
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
Claus von Bülow, Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and a number of lesser-known names, from the indigent to the infamous, have been Alan Dershowitz’s clients. Some may have been unpopular, but the noted at...