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Barbra’s ‘Cellar’ comes to life in stranger-than-truth one-man show
Actor Tom Lenk is having great fun playing the leading man in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of the comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” But he is also having a blast, he said, playing the show’s...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh student wins National Menora Essay Contest
by Release
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch Dovid Moritz read his winning essay Dovid Moritz had a starring role Tuesday at the lighting of the National Menora near the White House on the first night of Chanuka. The fourth-grader at Ye...
Grand Menorah Lighting featuring CMU’s Bagpipe Band
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Grand menora lighting features CMU’s Bagpipe Band Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University brought the CMU Jewish community together Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. to light a 9-foot menora in the cen...
Metro Briefs December 13
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free concert, Monday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation, featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concer...
CDS considers adding pre-K level to the day school program
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School is exploring the possibility of offering a pre-K class in the fall of 2013.  CDS is the only private K-eight school in the area that does not have a pre-K program, according to...
Butler: Pittsburgh can educate state legislative leaders on Jewish issues
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to statewide political issues of concern to Jews, Hank Butler thinks Jewish Pittsburgh is in a very unique position.    Speaking last week at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish C...
JCC players put up solid numbers, but team falls to K-M in game 1 of tourney
by Jesse Irwin, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community took a break from watching the Middle Eastern conflict to watching a friendly international exhibition game Sunday between the Jewish Community Center  varsity baske...
Karmiel-Misgav hoops team builds bridges in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve teenage basketball players and their three coaches from Karmiel-Misgav, Israel, have been up to much more than hoops this past week. Sure, their visit to their sister city of Pittsburgh was ...
Urban Pathways Charter School students to visit Holocaust Museum
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Students who traveled to Poland last summer to learn about the Holocaust firsthand with Classrooms Without Borders have a mandate from Zipora Gur, the founder of the group: share your inspiration. ...
Jew'colades
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dan Droz , president of Droz and Associates, a small firm that has developed brands and marketing campaigns for the Pittsburgh Jewish community, dominated the American Marketing Association’s “Mark...
Arthur Fidel reshaped Federation at tumultuous time
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur George Fidel’s impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community will be felt for a long time. It was his vision and leadership that helped shaped the current model of the Jewish Federation of Great...