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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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Metro Briefs July 11
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
A symposium sponsored by Chai Lifelife , “The Role of the Community in Coping With Medical Crisis, Trauma & Tragedy,” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Herberman Conference Center, UPMC ...
Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Houston Rockets, his third NBA team
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets, who will be his third N...
Pittsburghers were among responders to GUCI lightning strike victims
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story posted on July 8.) Two young Pittsburghers, and a former Pittsburgher, were among the first responders Saturday, June 29, when lightning stru...
Progress between Catholic and Jewish communities could emerge
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
A local rabbi was part of the first Jewish group summoned to the Vatican for a meeting with recently elected Pope Francis. Rabbi Alvin K. Berkun, rabbi and emeritus of Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha, and...
Bill Kahn brought new kind of leadership to Pittsburgh Jewish community
by Staff and Releases
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
By Staff and releases William Kahn, a dedicated Jewish communal professional whose activism and vision made him a venerated figure on the national stage, died on June 27 in St. Louis, Mo. He was 87...
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi ousted by military
by JNS.org
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 308 308 recommendations | email to a friend
Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president of Egypt whose rule sparked protests that had engulfed the country since last Friday, was removed from power on Wednesday by the Egyptian military. The constit...




CMU researcher and robot check out technology for use on Mars
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
No, he wasn’t wandering for 40 years, and he didn’t bring along any matza, but David Kohanbash had a mission in the desert. Kohanbash, a Squirrel Hill resident and senior research programmer at Car...
Metro Briefs July 4
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Two recent contributors to Jewish Family & Children’s Service raised the money for their charity in somewhat unusual ways. Rather than just write a check, Eric Rickin marked his 40th birthday by em...
Project Safe Neighborhoods works to reduce gun violence locally
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
The pace of guns getting into the hands of violent criminals continues, even after mass shootings like those in Aurora, Tucson and Sandy Hook shook up the nation. Allegheny County is not immune fro...
Locals react to Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Terry Starrett lost her partner of 20 years, Pat McQuiston, to pancreatic cancer last May. Together, the two had created a Jewish family. They had two children, and McQuiston had converted to Judai...