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Metro Briefs 7-28
Little Lake Theatre is auditioning actors for a fall tour production of “Letters to Sala.” The production is looking for men (ages 20-35) and women (ages 20-50) for various roles. All actors on tou...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classrooms Without Borders takes educators, teachers on moving journey through Poland
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” This quotation from Seneca is one way to sum up why many teachers and students participated in a recent Classrooms Without Borders trip to...
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Zalman Shapiro, scientist and supporter of Israel, passes away at 96
Zalman Shapiro, a man whose energetic mind propelled submarines to new depths, died at his Oakland home on July 16. Shapiro was 96. Throughout his industrious career as a physical chemist and inven...
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Pittsburgher stands up for Gretchen Carlson
Allan Ripp didn’t start out as a PR man. “I wanted to work for The New York Times really badly,” Ripp, who reps former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson in her battle against her former employer, said...
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Creative Kosher Catering cooks up new base in East Pittsburgh
Creative Kosher Catering has found a new place to make dough. Having out- grown previous locales in Squirrel Hill and Greenfield — most recently the kitchen of Congregation Poale Zedeck — the cater...
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Duolingo enables English speakers to learn Hebrew for free
Duolingo, the free language-learning platform that has attracted more than 150 million users, recently released a Hebrew for English speakers course. Since the June 23 release, more than 53,000 stu...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Torah cements spiritual link between Pittsburgh and northern Israel
The quick thinking of a local Jewish community leader has resulted in the deepening of spiritual ties between Pittsburgh and its sister city in Israel. Sue Linzer, former director of the Overseas P...
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Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looki...
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In a city of bridges, this one stands out at Rodef Shalom
Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, but none with more character than the one being played at Rodef Shalom Congregation. For the past 24 years, roughly 130 players have gathered from north, south, east and...
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Farrakhan to appear at AWC despite anti-Semitic record
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 24, 2011 | 16 16 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Minister Louis Farrakhan has two faces. To the black community he’s a champion of black causes such as empowering husbands and fathers through his Million Man March and strengthening the nuclear bl...
Israeli among dead, Chabad House destroyed in New Zealand quake
by JTA
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- An Israeli backpacker is among the dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 65 people are reported dead and many buildings...
Collecting Lincoln: The making of a national treasure
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Feb 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- On Presidents Day, while remembering Washington and Lincoln, perhaps take a minute as well for Stern. Little known outside of bibliophiles and Civil War buffs, one of the greatest pr...
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Feb 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a physician and peace activist whose three daughters were killed during the fighting in Gaza, will be speaking about his new book, “I Shall not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey...
Jews in Cranberry Township start to organize themselves
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
First, there was the JCC. Now, there’s the CCJ. That’s the abbreviation for the newly formed and unofficially named Cranberry Community Jews. Co-founders Jack Cohen and Michael Berman were childhoo...
Food Pantry receives $1.5 million endowment
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Just about four months after the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry’s move into a larger facility, the $1.5 million endowment from Jewish community members Eric C. Cooper and Naomi Weisberg Siegel...
Ten Pittsburgh teens named AHA Honor Society inductees
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten young Pittsburgh teenagers will be inducted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society, a distinction reserved nationwide for only 100 students who exhibit both strength in academics, and a...
Iconic musical ‘Hair’ launches a be-in at Heinz Hall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When “Hair” debuted off-Broadway in 1967, it was a musical that attempted to capture the social unrest of youth culture struggling to find its place in American society. Almost 45 years later, it s...
Samuel Rosenberg painting is restored at Heinz History Center
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Samuel Rosenberg, the influential painter who lived in Pittsburgh's Hill District, depicted many scenes of daily life in the city. His piece "Construction on Bigelow Boulevard, 1940," gives us an i...
Anti-Semitic fliers attack Emanuel
by Release
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fliers with anti-Semitic messages directed against Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel were distributed on a train line that runs through the city. The flier, distributed at a Chicago Transit...