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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The many faces of Tel Aviv — in the heart of Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Kate Wagle Hitmar is not Jewish and has not been to Israel, but after being surrounded by the diverse faces depicted in the photographs of Erez Kaganovitz, she is ready for a trip to Tel Aviv. Hitm...
Water, water everywhere, but some unsafe to drink
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, Danny Butler began using bottled water in his home because his sister, who works for an Israeli water company, cautioned him against using Pittsburgh tap water. So, the Squirrel...
Going to ground: Turkey beats beef
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
“Let’s give ground turkey a try,” I said to my husband. “It’s better for us than beef.” “But it’s so dry,” David said. “You have to pour half a bottle of ketchup on a turkey burger just to make it ...
Before departure, Jewish educator is thankful for the journey
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Carolyn Gerecht believes that it may have been random as to why she ended up in Pittsburgh a decade ago. But since her arrival, say those who know her, the Jewish educator has done nothing other th...
Decorated athlete shines as volunteer coach
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Dayna Greenfield boasts an impressive athletic resume: Between 2004 and 2006, the Squirrel Hill native started for Washington and Jefferson University’s women’s basketball team. Two years earlier, ...
Local Jewish elderly scammed by home health care workers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Several of Pittsburgh’s Jewish elderly in Squirrel Hill have been the target of a recent spate of criminal activity perpetrated by scammers posing as private home health caregivers, according to Ma...




Full scholarships available for high school study in Israel for 2017
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Five full scholarships for an eight-week session at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) are being offered to eligible Pittsburgh students for the fall of 2017, from Sept. to Nov. 3. AMHSI,...
‘As One’ opera tells a universal story about a transgender woman
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Most new operas are never performed again after they premiere, but Laura Kaminsky’s “As One,” the story of a transgender woman, has already played at several different opera companies since it open...
Offensive Holocaust posters removed at Upper St. Clair HS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 01, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
About a dozen posters covered with swastikas and photographs of Adolf Hitler lining the walls of Upper St. Clair High School were removed last week after school officials received several complaint...
Metro Briefs February 3
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, “Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again.” YAD invites Jew...