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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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Israeli researchers ‘light-years ahead’ on studies of cellphone risks
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
May 23, 2013 | 6 6 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people have no idea that their iPhone comes with a warning to carry the device at least 10 mm away from the body, and to use a “hands-free” option like headphones or speaker, in order to preve...
Annual Shavuot study draws hundreds
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Young children ran through the halls and old men with long, weathered beards looked for places to sit.   Some wore jeans and T-shirts and tennis shoes, others, suits and ties. It was an eclectic gr...
JSHOF to make its 2013 inductions at annual banquet
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania will hold its 31st Induction Ceremony and Banquet, Sunday, May 19, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Cocktails and ...
‘Castaways’ takes top honor at Robinson Short Film Competition
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The passengers knew they were going to die. Rounded up by Nazis, they were on trains headed to the Treblinka death camp in Poland.  So they took a desperate measure. They threw their young children...
Cancer Be Glammed thanks to Allderdice jewelry class
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
An estimated 805,600 women will be diagnosed with some sort of cancer this year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. And 79,560 of them, almost 10 percent, will be in Pen...
JF&CS holds annual meeting, examines impact of five-year plan
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Imprint and Impact of Collaboration” was the theme at Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s annual meeting, held this past Monday evening at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Following a dessert recep...
Jewish Pittsburgh, partner communities, garner JAFI award for P2G project
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community received First Place recognition in the 2013 Awards of Excellence presented by the Jewish Agency for Israel for outstanding efforts in the Partnership2Gether (P2G) p...
Chabad to stage May 29 women’s concert at CMU
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The musical and artistic talents of Pittsburgh’s Jewish women will be celebrated Wednesday, May 29, at a communitywide event for women hosted by Chabad of Pittsburgh. The concert, which will be hel...
Metro Briefs May 16
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Řehák , cultural attaché at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C., will speak on “The History and Legends of the Jews in Prague,” Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at the Ellis Schoo...
Sightless sisters make a lifetime of music
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
They sit next to each other on a piano bench covered with a pink pillow.  Playing in tandem, their fingers effortlessly glide up and down the piano keys, not missing a single note. The old Baldwin ...