Metro Briefs June 28

Metro Briefs June 28

The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Shore. The Pirates will play the St. Louis Cardinals that evening.

This year, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein will throw out the first ball, and there will be a salute to Jewish Pittsburghers prior to the start of the game.

Those wishing to celebrate the evening should contact Joshua Avart, account executive, Group Sales and Service for tickets and more information. Each ticket purchased through Avart in the grandstand, outfield box or Pittsburgh Baseball Club will receive a T-shirt with Pirates spelled across the front in Hebrew. He can be reached at (412) 325 4903 or

Civic Light Opera will present its latest production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” from July 13 through 22 at the Benedum Center in Downtown’s Cultural District.

The musical, based on the stories of famed Yiddish writer Shalom Aleichem, tells the story of Tevye the dairyman, a religious Jew, who struggles to maintain his traditions in czarist Russia in the face of changing times, violent upheavals and conflicts with his daughters who have different ideas as to whom and how to marry.

Lewis J. Stadlen, who played Mendel, the rabbi’s son, in a National Company production of “Fiddler,” will play Tevye in this production. He previously played Max Bialystock over 700 times in “The Producers,” in the National Company and on Broadway.

Contact CLO at 412-456-6666 or at for tickets.

Zur Goldblum, manager and chef of the former Sababa restaurant on Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill, has leased kitchen spaced from Congregation Beth Shalom, and will be offering kosher catering services to the public.

Goldblum will also serve as the in-house caterer for Beth Shalom events.

Goldblum will be under the supervision of Rabbi Michael Werbow while in the synagogue’s kitchen. Kashrut will follow Conservative standards, Werbow said. Vaad-certified catering can also be arranged for any event, according to Goldblum.

Goldblum, who was born in Israel, has lived in Pittsburgh for the last 14 years. Although Sababa specialized in Middle Eastern cuisine, he said his new catering service will offer a variety of foods.

Goldblum also will be offering ready-made meals for Shabbat and holidays beginning later this summer, he said.

Shaare Torah Congregation will hold its summer blood drive Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments are suggested to make the experience faster and more convenient.

Visit and search with sponsor code G0020025 or contact Linda Pasternak at 412-421-8855 or

Chabad of the South Hills will hold a seniors barbecue luncheon, Wednesday, July 18, noon, at 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. There is a suggested donation. Contact Barb at 412-278-2658 or for reservations or for more information.