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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...
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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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This Thanksgiving, some Jews are vegging out at their feasts
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Thanksgiving is more than simply a holiday to gorge on carbohydrates while reciting a laundry list of things to be thankful for. It is one the year’s primary opportuniti...
Conservative leadership emphasizes youth at biennial convention
by Melissa Apter
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
With a focus on their movement’s youth and young families, leaders at the biennial convention of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism expressed hope for the future. Under the banner of Shap...



Students aim to educate passersby about Palestinian incitement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Briana Cropper, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, had no knowledge of the recent spate of Palestinian attacks and murders of Israelis, or the incitement that fosters them. But after stoppin...
Metro Briefs November 26
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Hillel Academy Alumni Basketball Game will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at the A.J. Palumbo Center on Forbes Avenue. Admission is free. Those interested in participating should...
RAND analyst skeptical of calls to turn Syrian refugees away
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The current “ugly rhetoric” spouted by those who oppose the admission of Syrian refugees into America is actually working to bolster Islamic State terrorism, according to an international security ...
Relatively speaking, two Pittsburgh Jews may be closer than you think
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Better pause before you give the evil eye to that nonstop talker in the pew behind you at shul. He just may be family.   In fact, he probably is. Scientists from MIT have claimed that a 70th cousin...
Ugandan rabbi returns to Steel City in fundraising push
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 40 people gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Sunday evening, Nov. 22, to hear Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first black rabbi from sub-Saharan Africa to be ordained at an American rabbinic...
PIIN’s public action meeting draws hundreds for social, economic justice
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 700 people gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Nov. 18 for a public action meeting of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN). The event brought together residents and elec...
'When Moms Go Bad'
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh actress Debra Gordon has a few things in common with Nadia Cavner, the real-life stalker mom whom she portrays in an upcoming television episode of “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.” They are...
Jewish Pittsburgher lands role as horrific mom in cable series
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh actress Debra Gordon has a few things in common with Nadia Cavner, the real-life stalker mom whom she portrays in an upcoming television episode of “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.” They are...