Metro Briefs October 14

Metro Briefs October 14

The Squirrel Hill Historical Society’s next free meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Holly Hippensteel, assistant dean of Student Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak on “Historical Overview of Carnegie Mellon University.”

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The 2016 ReelAbilities Film Festival, presenting films that showcase the lives, stories and artistic expressions of individuals with disabilities, will be held Oct. 20 to Nov. 2. Visit for schedule and ticketing information.

Chabad of the South Hills will hold Soup in the Sukkah, “Up Close and Personal: Illnesses, Attitudes and Outcomes,” on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tamar Hashimi will be the guest speaker. Learn how spiritual focus and positivity helped one woman throughout the difficult ordeal of her daughter’s illness. There is no charge.

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The family of Philip Bromberg (z”l) of Pittsburgh made a gift in his memory and in support of pioneering cancer research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. The Bromberg family’s gift has been designated for the work of professor Howard Cedar, acclaimed for his expertise in cancer epigenetics and the recent co-recipient of the Horwitz Prize in Biomedical Research from Columbia University. Cedar has also previously received the Wolf Prize in Medicine along with his colleague, HU emeritus professor Aharon Razin, both of whom revealed the process of DNA methylation, creating a new field of cancer research worldwide.

Bromberg, a scientist and professor, conducted research at Westinghouse and the Mellon Institute and was on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. He authored scientific articles, a textbook on physical chemistry and the Clean Air Act Handbook. He was also an attorney with a specialization in environmental law. Bromberg, who is survived by his wife Nancy, and his children Ronna (Larry) Pachefsky and Mark (Miriam) Bromberg, earned his undergraduate degree at MIT, his master’s degree at Cal Tech and received a doctorate from the University of Chicago.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has added kosher catering to their menu for kids. Creative Kosher Catering provides the food.

Lila Hirsch Brody’s artwork was selected for a juried show at the Gallery at Seton Hill University. This annual show of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists opened Oct. 6. Hirsch Brody teaches art at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Her work has been shown in the Amsterdam & Whitney Gallery in New York.