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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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Maccabiah Games: local athletes' update
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. junior ice hockey team will face off against Canada in the gold medal game of the Maccabiah Games today. Keaton Baum, a Pittsburgh resident and student at Shady Side Academy, is on the hoc...
‘Klara’s Journey’ captures drama of woman’s perilous trek
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Part history lesson, part novel, “Klara’s Journey” by Ben Frank chronicles a young Jewish girl’s travels from her home in Odessa, Russia to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the midst of the Russian Civil War....
Single Files: Time to focus on relationship
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
After years of focusing on building his plastic surgery practice, Craig is now focused on something else: finding an “attractive, bright, and bubbly” Jewish woman with whom he can build a family. I...
Metro Briefs July 25
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Emanuel of South Hills has hired Iris Harlan as the new director of its Early Childhood Development Center. She will start work on July 29. Harlan will succeed Nan Simon, who retired in May ...
Diller teens have great expectations going into Israel trip
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Anna Hutchinson quickly made some close friends when 20 Diller Teen Fellows from Israel came to Pittsburgh in March. After the teens returned home to Israel, Hutchinson kept in contact with them th...
Diane Kaplan weaves Psalms into her compositions
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When singer Diane Kaplan flew from Israel to Phoenix in 2007 to be with her dying mother, she carried with her two important items that were destined to change the course of her life: her guitar an...
Pittsburghers competing at 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With five Pittsburgh athletes participating, the 19th Maccabiah Games kicked-off in Israel last week and will continue to July 30.  Sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics,” the Games are hel...
$15M Frick Environmental Center project slated
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire left the Frick Environmental Center a burned-out hulk of a building in August 2002. Now, 11 years later, restoration is at hand for what was once a major Squirrel Hill attraction. If City Co...
Temple Beth Israel in Sharon closing
by Michael Roknick, Herald Business Editor
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SHARON — Although not a native of the area, Stanley Bard said it’s easy to understand the emotions surrounding the closing of Temple Beth Israel in Sharon. 

As president of the temple, the Brookly...
Park, gateway, storm water top SHUC’s to-do list
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill is getting a facelift.  The Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition recently received several grants that will fund renovations in the neighborhood’s business district....