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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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Yiddish theater helped prepare actress for Benedum
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Who would have thought that performing in the Yiddish theater would prepare an actress for a national tour of a Tony Award-winning musical? Who knew the Yiddish theater was still a thing? Up until ...
Metro Briefs November 12
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“The Jewish Cardinal” will open the Rodef Shalom Sisterhood Movie Night Series on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Levy Hall. Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop of Paris from 1981 until his death in 20...
New book delves into past, present and future of Chabad
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been 12 years since Rabbi Eric Yoffie, then the president of the Union of Reform Judaism, pointed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as a source of inspiration for his own movement’s synagogues ...
Rabbi Diamond hits the big time on the silver screen
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In his synagogue and at summer camp, Rabbi Chuck Diamond is recognizable.  With a gregarious smile and windblown white hair, Diamond is a familiar face amid the Pittsburgh Jewish scene. In 2016, Di...
CAMERA jumps in ZOA’s ongoing battle with biased Post-Gazette
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which has been accused by many in the pro-Israel community of biased reporting against the Jewish state, was the target of sharp criticism by a leader of a media watchd...
New Federation chair’s goal: a community scorecard filled with excellence
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Cindy Shapira was recently elected chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and given her prior work with the organization, she certainly recognizes the position’s responsibilities. Du...
Pitt Kristallnacht program addresses Jews who served in Wehrmacht
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid the darkened walls of the University of Pittsburgh’s Studio Theatre, Christoph Rosenberg ascended a box, raised his hand and hailed Hitler.   “The hand is good for killing. The hand is respons...
Carl Krasik gifts Heinz History Center a new political history
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Elections often occupy people’s minds.  For Carl Krasik, elections occupy boxes.  Over the past 45 years, Krasik has amassed over 4,000 items of political memorabilia.  Although each ribbon, poster...
Pittsburgh gets small dose of Israel’s impressive health care advances
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States could learn a lot from Israel when it comes to health care, according to Dr. Michael Sherf, deputy CEO and head of hospitals of Clalit Health Services, the largest of the four hea...
Jewish communities gather in Washington to ‘Think Forward’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The theme of the 2015 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, “Think Forward,” played out earlier this week in Washington with lay leaders and staff members from 120 Federation...