Metro Briefs March 3

Metro Briefs March 3

Members of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium pray for healing and are now collecting for healing as well. Donations of medical supplies to help others through Brother’s Brother Foundation will be collected at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike in Monroeville during the month of March.

Brother’s Brother Foundation is a gift-in-kind charity that focuses on medical and educational needs around the world and has served 149 countries worldwide with more than 100,000 tons of medicines, medical equipment, textbooks, educational supplies and emergency disaster aid since its founding in 1958. Visit, contact or call 412-321-3160 for more information.

The Kollel will hold a Purim M.E.A.T. (Meat Eating And Torah) event on Sunday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m. It will be a night to get in the Purim spirit with beer, meat and food for thought with out of the box halachic questions from Rabbi Levi Langer that will entertain attendees. Contact for more information.

Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold its next event in its Winter Speaker Series on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. The evening is free and open to the community and starts with a complimentary wine and cheese reception. Rabbi Danny Schiff, the Jewish Community Foundation Scholar at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will discuss Elie Wiesel’s legacy. Beth El’s adult education committee presents this series.  

Visit for more information or call 412-561-1168 to RSVP in advance. Beth El is located at 1900 Cochran Road.

The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its next free meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Jo Ellen Parker, president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, will speak about the museums. Visit, contact or 412-417-3707 for more information.

Temple David Brotherhood will host Joshua Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, on Sunday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at the temple. Sayles will be discussing the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election and the implication for Israel and Jews in America.

The event is open to the community. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and will be collected at the event. Contact David Lippock at with questions and to RSVP.