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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 | 1 1 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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Metro Briefs January 7
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh will have a program featuring Nery Ramati on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Library on Forbes Avenue. Ramati is an Israeli human rights lawyer wh...
For families struggling with childhood illness, Chai Lifeline is a best friend
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Molly May’s 11-month-old son was diagnosed with kidney cancer, the family was living in New Jersey. Despite in-patient treatments, multiple daylong stays and the overall stress that the Mays f...
Hundreds of Jewish teens descend on Baltimore for annual USY convention
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 700 Jewish teens packed the rooms of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31 for United Synagogue Youth’s 65th Annual International Convention. The event’s theme was “Th...
An Israel program for high schoolers that has it all
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
It almost sounds too good to be true: an all-expenses paid, three- or four-year high school education in Israel, available to Jewish students from virtually all over the world. But it is true. Naal...
Intimate, personal connections feed photographer Lange’s passion
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
George Lange has photographed the Obamas. He has photographed Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together. And he has photographed myriad celebrities from Jerry Seinfeld to Donald Trump to Sophia Loren. But...
Metro Briefs December 31
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee will hold a program on “Palestinians and the Peace Process” featuring Grant Rumley, research analyst, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, on Tues...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories from 2015
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
As we look back on 2015, the staff of The Jewish Chronicle has picked its Top 10 stories of the past year. Appearing in chronological order, the choices offer a snapshot of the award-winning journa...
Origin of funeral visitation unknown; practice controversial
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Read an obituary announcing a Jewish funeral in Pittsburgh, and you will see something that is absent in most other communities: the publication of a time for “visitation,” usually an hour before t...
Mitzvah Days
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost 1,100 volunteers did good deeds throughout Greater Pittsburgh by participating in the Jewish Federation Volunteer Center’s 15th annual Mitzvah Day. This year, Mitzvah Day volunteers served o...
Allderdice basketball team heads south, thanks to alumni generosity
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Howard Hoffman and Buddy Valinsky both graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. Both men played on its varsity basketball team. Both remain loyal to the program — Valinksy is coach of Allderdi...