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Local entrepreneur looking to process medical marijuana
Gabe Perlow has high hopes for his new company, PurePenn LLC. Perlow, former general counsel at Pittsburgh-based McKnight Realty Partners, is also CEO of PurePenn, a company he formed with the inte...
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Caliban’s warehouse is a wild isle of discovery

Inside the cobalt-blue building on Craig Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is a shop with barrister bookcases and thousands of titles. Beloved by bookworms and bibliophiles, Caliban Books...
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Kinky Friedman ‘on the road again’ with stop in Pittsburgh
Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and who is famous for such hit songs as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anym...
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‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust
The acclaimed British portrait photographer Harry Borden spent five years traveling the world photographing Holocaust survivors. In the introduction to “Survivor: a portrait of survivors of the Hol...
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Judith Robinson’s ‘Carousel’ gets proper launch at Alphabet City
If it’s not every poet’s dream to do a book launch at a venue called Alphabet City, maybe it should be. The new space on Pittsburgh’s North Side for literature and arts programming, established by ...
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Metro Briefs April 21
The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in the Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Buildi...
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AgeWell Pittsburgh recognized with $150,000 grant
AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort between three local Jewish organizations that coordinates services for senior citizens, will receive a $150,000 grant as the winner of the 2017 Collaborat...
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Metro Briefs April 14
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
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Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha seeks community collaboration
Things are looking up at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, according to the congregation’s president, Michael Eisenberg. Despite the shrinking membership, budget issues and other challenges faced by so man...
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Changes on Murray Avenue lead to market’s closure
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
For 46 years, nothing really changed at Engel’s Market on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The small storefront featuring an array of fresh fruits and vegetables hearkened back to a simpler time, a ...
Metro Briefs May 10
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Nicole Mezare has joined Temple Sinai as the new director of adult programming. Mezare was born and raised in Toronto. She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she learned how to design ...
'Ahead of time'
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center and JFilm are screening "Ahead of Time," a film about the life of photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who just turned 100 years old, will be in Pittsburgh to re...
Collaboration brings Beth El Congregation and JCC together
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation’s Early Childhood Program (BENS) has begun an unprecedented collaboration with the Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills ...
Looking back and forward on anniversary
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty years ago, Pat Siger, a member of the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section, happened to see an article in a magazine about a run in support of breast cancer awareness, researc...
Children of survivors retell their families’ stories
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
They survived Auschwitz. They were hidden. They came from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. They had nightmares. They were overprotective of their children. They were forthcoming about...
Community celebrates Israel Independence Day
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite sporadic rain showers and high winds, much of Jewish Pittsburgh turned out to Schenley Plaza Thursday evening, April 26, to celebrate Israel Independence Day, as well as the centennial anni...
PBT troupe gets orientation for Karmiel performance
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The Karmiel Dance Festival does not begin until August, but the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has already begun preparing for its first trip as a company to Israel. On Tuesday, April 24, the PBT hosted...
Metro Briefs May 3
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Jewish Family & Children’s Service will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. At that time, Joel Rosenthal will be presented with the 2012 M...
PSO to perform free concert at Rodef Shalom
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free — and possibly unprecedented — “Music for the Spirit” concert, Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the main sanctuar...