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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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Summer campers at Reform Jewish camp in Indiana struck by lightning
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Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Three children were struck by lightning Saturday, June 28, at the Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Ind., near Indianapolis. GUCI, a Reform Jewish summer camp, serves children in t...
Centennial Mega Mission participants gather for first-year reunion
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds flock to NCSY Garden Sizzler, applaud teen achievements
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
There may have been a few glitches — like the guests who showed up 24 hours early, or the gardener who accidentally cut through the Butlers’ main electricity line the day before — but no tents were...
Metro Briefs June 27
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will hold its Mostly Musical Shabbat, with returning guest Sheldon Low, Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m. Low will appear with Laura Daniels and the Temple Sinai band to perform Shabbat melodi...




Secular Jews organizing in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers who are not interested in affiliating with formal, traditional Jewish institutions, but who still crave a connection to Jewish culture, may find just what they are looking for with th...
Steubenville synagogue to close; sale completed on building
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
The 35 member families of Temple Beth Israel in Steubenville, Ohio, will gather together at the synagogue that has been their spiritual home since 1966 for one last time in early September to celeb...
One-time Jewish-owned grocery reborn as local ‘living market’
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish-owned grocery store on the South Side, which later turned into a Polish market known for its kielbasa, became reincarnated last weekend.    Schwartz Living Market, a renovated version of t...
Evelyn Kozak had a head for business, a spirit for Judaism and a love of life
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Evelyn Kozak’s life reflected the experiences and beliefs of many Jewish immigrants to the United States — and those of their children — at the turn of the 20th century. She was born one of nine ch...
World Refugee Day to be observed here; JF&CS involved
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Leslie Aizenman will be at the local World Refugee Day celebration, Saturday, June 22, at Community College of Allegheny County on the North Side, but she may be hard to find in the crowd. As direc...
IAN forum here tackles challenges BDS poses for young Jews
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Young people in high school and college are hearing several different messages about Israel, some of which can be openly hostile or taken out of context. At an Israel Action Network community forum...