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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...
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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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Hillel Academy administers lockdown after suspicious suitcase found outside of building
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh administered a 45 minute lockdown today after a suspicious looking suitcase was located on Beacon Street.  The lockdown was called by Kevin Brown, security guard for Hi...
Metro Briefs December 24
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Junior LWO invites all women to “The 5 Love Languages of Children: an Evening of Parenting Inspiration” with guest speaker Goldie Plotkin, who is co-director of the Chabad Center in Markham, Ontari...
Dedicated Ladies’ Auxiliary still in the business of improving lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The organization officially disbanded seven years ago, but the handful of remaining committee members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Jewish Association on Aging are still making an impact in Jewis...
Local basketball talent going to Chile as part of Maccabi USA
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Soccer may be the beautiful game, but basketball has been pretty nice for Danny Hoffman. The Pittsburgh native and University of Maryland graduate is traveling to Santiago, Chile, to represent Macc...
Federation leads ‘amazing’ mission to Argentina
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community recently returned from a week in Argentina touring Buenos Aires, engaging with South America’s largest Jewish community and observing the Iguazu Falls.  T...
In balancing fear and reason, Jewish community must remain alert to terrorism
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Paris. San Bernardino. Harrisburg. That the threat of terrorism continues to spread, and that no community is necessarily immune, bears out in the headlines on an almost daily basis. Ordinary peopl...
Unwavering support
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A local Baptist church has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an ambulance with a price tag of $100,000 for Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical first responders. “We’ve always had...
Baptist church has big plans for its Honor Israel Night
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A local Baptist church has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an ambulance with a price tag of $100,000 for Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical first responders. “We’ve always had...
Hometown hopeful gets his name in lights
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
After his first viewing of “Room,” Jesse Shapira thought, “This is pretty darn good,” recalled the Pittsburgh native whose company produced the film.   Turns out a lot of other people think it is p...
Casey lauds local law enforcement in apprehension of Harrisburg ISIS supporter, worries about social media’s role
by Marissa Stern, Special to the Chronicle
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After an FBI raid of his home, a 19-year-old man was arrested in Harrisburg, Pa. on Dec. 17 on charges of “conspiring and attempting to provide material support” to the terrorist group ISIS. The ch...