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Barbra’s ‘Cellar’ comes to life in stranger-than-truth one-man show
Actor Tom Lenk is having great fun playing the leading man in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of the comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” But he is also having a blast, he said, playing the show’s...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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PAJC program cancelled for Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee's Nov. 1 Christian-Jewish Dialogue is cancelled. The group will host a special topic discussion Thursday, Nov. 8.
Metro Briefs October 25
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service , along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Labor Zionist Educat...
J Street Pittsburgh hosts viewing party for foreign policy presidential debate
by Tony Sonita, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 100 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community met Monday at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to watch the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt ...
Committed, undecided students watch final debate at Hillel JUC
by Sam Lapin, For the Chronicle
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
About 20 people joined the Pittsburgh Israel Public Affairs Committee (PIPAC), a student organization at the University of Pittsburgh, to watch President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate on...
Protest planned to support Anat Hoffman
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of Women at the Wall and Anat Hoffman will hold a Shema-in, Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m., in Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Congregation. They will pray the Shema as a group for a YouTube film...
Wolfson’s work broke ground for same-sex marriage
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Evan Wolfson has two reasons to be happy this week: His first wedding anniversary was Monday, Oct. 15, and support for same-sex marriage has never been stronger in the United States. Some say Wolfs...
Metro Briefs October 18
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A communitywide screening for potential carriers of 19 Jewish genetic diseases will take place, Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 8 p.m., at the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, 4607 Forbes A...
Specter remembered here as friend of Israel, tireless worker
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburghers from all backgrounds were remembering Arlen Specter this week as a friend of Israel who believed, perhaps by the force of his own personality, he could make a difference in the...
Jewish photographer organizes exhibit on fracking here
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Fracking — the process of pumping a fluid and a material such as sand down a well under high pressure to create fractures in gas-bearing rock — is an unlikely subject of a photography exhibit, espe...
Squirrel Hill Project starts
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Barbara Burstin speaks to a crowd of 100 about the history of the migration and settlement of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. B...