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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Kennedy in McKeesport generates ‘fond’ memories
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The ballot boxes may be closed, but the president still remains on many people’s minds. No, not that one — on the eve of the election, five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy visited McKeesport...
Pittsburgh shows its pride at the JFNA General Assembly
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
It was hard to miss the Pittsburgh contingent at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly Sunday night, waving their Terrible Towels and cheering with robust hometown enthusiasm a...
Three Rivers debuts quintessential Pittsburgh story
by Iris M. Samson, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s a film by a Pittsburgher, about a Pittsburgher, partially shot in Pittsburgh,” Eddie Rosenstein says of his movie, “The Freedom to Marry,” which kicks off this year’s Three Rivers Film Festiv...
Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
Shakespeare’s Jew comes to Pittsburgh
by Simone Shapiro
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
For more than 400 years, since “The Merchant of Venice” was written, readers and audiences have been debating the question: Is this play anti-Semitic? This question was raised and discussed again, ...
Squirrel Hill Baseball and city look to improve Lederman Field
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from the Squirrel Hill Baseball Association (SHBA) met with City Councilman Corey O’Connor last month to discuss improvements to Stan Lederman Field at Frick Park. According to Bria...
Metro Briefs November 11
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Barney and Ike: A Tale of Two-and-a-half Secretaries at the Homestead Hebrew Congregation” will be presented by Tammy Hepps on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Helfant Chapel at Congregation...
Argentine rabbi and friend of Pope Francis joins local interfaith dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Email is a funny thing. “Imagine you turn on your phone,” said Rabbi Abraham Skorka to several hundred attendees at the Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. You scroll down a...



The plight and possibilities of Squirrel Hill parking
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Like many residents in Squirrel Hill, Linda Joshowitz has a driveway. And like many residents in Squirrel Hill, her driveway is often obstructed by other people’s cars. “They literally park so far ...
Houdini ‘looked down’ on local magician 100 years later
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Lee Terbosic shackled himself to a 100-year-old tale before escaping above a thousand screaming fans. To mark the 100th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death-defying Pittsburgh-based stunt, Terbosic...