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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...
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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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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...
U.S. colleges with few Jews building facilities to draw more
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, 19-year-old Max Chapnick ate plenty of vegetables. Chapnick, who comes from a kosher home in White Plains, N.Y., is a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, a small ...
Puerto Rican Muslim leads multicultural music and poetry night
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamza Perez is a bold man, but a shy performer. In fact, the Brooklyn-born Pittsburgher, who had been performing as a rapper in the city, just hung up his lyricist microphone for good — he’d prefer...
Blast brings lives together in Leegant’s novel, ‘Wherever You Go’
by Morton I. Teicher
For the Chronicle
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2004, Joan Leegant published a collection of short stories, “An Hour In Paradise,” that earned well-merited plaudits for her. Now, she has written her first novel and it should embellish her rep...
JFilm and East Suburbs Jewish Connection sponsor showing of 'Eli & Ben'
by Release
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm, in collaboration with the East Suburbs Jewish Connection, will show the director Ori Ravid’s film, “Eli & Ben,” at Destinta Theatres, North Versailles, Sunday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. The film, in H...
JNF recognizes PNC’s Eva Tansky Blum with highest award
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
About 250 people gathered at the Omni William Penn Hotel Monday, Oct. 18, to celebrate the life and accomplishments of PNC Bank’s Eva Tansky Blum, the recipient of Jewish national Fund’s Tree of Li...
Naveh to leave Holocaust Center in December
by Staff and releases
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Edie Naveh, who has served as director of the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh since 2005, will leave in December. Naveh, who directed the Holocaust Center during the...
Experts speak on controversial Marcellus shale drilling at JCC
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Is the giant Marcellus shale deposit under much of western Pennsylvania the state’s next big economic boom, or is it an environmental hazard waiting to happen? Or is it both? A panel of experts in ...
Allen W. Lebovitz, Equity Realty partner, dies at 82
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Allen W. Lebovitz was constantly moving. Whether it was helping other people do it, through his work at Equity Realty, or his daily walks through Frick Park at dawn, or family trips around the worl...
Israeli health care professionals hone patient care skills in Burgh
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Managing and improving patient care was the subject of a weeklong program sponsored by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation for the benefit of 10 visiting Israeli health care workers, who were here fro...