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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...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Benefits of 'hydroponic' growing of lettuce and other crops
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Oct 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of the hydroponic growing of lettuce and other crops? -- Bruce Keeler, Oakland, Calif. While organic agriculture is all the rage, growing by leap...
City of Springfield, Mo., calls attention to individuals who grew up there
by Release
Oct 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Walter Jacob will be honored by the City of Springfield, Mo., Thursday, Oct. 28. The Springfield Public Schools is initiating the program, which calls attention to some outstanding individual...
Blind Israeli's marathon run going to the (seeing-eye) dogs
by Uri Fintzy
JTA
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Noach Braun and Gadi Yarkoni run this year’s New York City marathon on Nov. 7, they’ll be tied together at the hip -- literally. Yarkoni, an Israeli who lost his sight during comba...
Aid convoy enters Gaza
by JTA
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An international aid convoy entered Gaza from Egypt. The Viva Palestina convoy of nearly 140 vehicles, $5 million in aid and 370 passengers from 30 countries, entered Gaza through the Rafah crossin...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Anita and Morris Kornblit will talk about what it was like to be a modern Orthodox Jewish family living in Beijing for two and a half years at NA’AMAT Lunch and Learn Wednesday, Oct. 27, noon at th...
Congress notified of Saudi arms deal
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Defense Department has notified Congress that it is planning to sell $60 billion in advanced military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Israel does not object to the sale, the assistant secretary...
Rescued Chilean miners invited to spend Christmas in Israel
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The 33 rescued Chilean miners were invited to spend Christmas in Israel by Israel’s tourism minister. Stas Misezhnikov invited the miners for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip with their wives to ...
New Chabad House in Mumbai will feature memorial
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Chabad House in Mumbai will feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city, according to tentative plans. The plans for the new Nariman House, on the...
China agrees to investigate companies helping Iran
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
China agreed to investigate U.S. findings that some of its companies were assisting Iran in its efforts to develop nuclear weaponry. “We did provide some information to China on specific concerns a...
Female scribes finish writing historic Torah scroll
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It took seven years to write and just a few days to sew together, but on Oct. 15 the first Torah scroll written entirely by a group of women was attached to its wooden poles and dec...