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An insight into the city’s scrap history as assembled by its dealers
Like the metal that they sold, the scrap men have been repurposed. Bought out, died out, expanded or professionals in other trades, Pittsburgh’s scrap dealers depict an evolutionary cornerstone of ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unlikely collaboration finds Chasid writing for N.Y. exhibition
The first time DovBer Naiditch met Kai Althoff it was in a kosher pizza place in Crown Heights — a typical haunt for Naiditch, a Lubavitcher Chasid from Pittsburgh. It was a bit less standard for A...
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic engagement fund supports projects in and out of the community

A new dose of vibrancy has arrived for local organizations. Mini-grants, ranging from $600 to $7,000, were awarded to 13 initiatives aimed at strengthening, supporting and engaging Pittsburgh’s div...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosher caterer puts hospital food in a new light
It’s no secret that hospital food can be pretty unappealing, and kosher hospital food is no exception. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is hoping to change that paradigm with the introdu...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Departing JCC exec has made generations of memories
It is tough for many community members to imagine the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh without Rachel Marcus, who has announced her retirement after serving the Squirrel Hill instituti...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs August 18
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha is hosting a communitywide and congregational picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park in Monroeville. Activities include swimming...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 92, Malka Markovic floats ideas of life after mikvah
There is history and memory in the seemingly everyday artifacts of the mikvah. There are dated note pads, decades old kosher-for-Passover pots and a rotary dial phone dating to the 1950s. While box...
Aug 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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AG candidate outlines platform to downtown lawyers
Josh Shapiro has been wearing a red string around his right wrist for months, and he is not about to take it off now. The string was a gift from Shapiro’s daughter, a keepsake she picked up for her...
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Chai Mitzvah initiative to infuse ‘life’ into local learning
Adults searching for new avenues of Jewish learning, spirituality and community may find what they seek beginning next month when seven area congregations join together to participate in Chai Mitzv...
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IAN plans grassroots efforts to fight Israel delegitimization
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Last June, an eight-person delegation of local Jewish leaders met with a group of Presbyterian leaders from throughout the region to voice concerns about the national church’s position on Israel. T...
Thursday morning blaze
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire destroyed one Squirrel Hill business and caused smoke damage to two others at around 9 a.m. Thursday morning on Forbes Ave. The fire began and was largely contained in Levin's Sleep Center. ...
Getting a ‘get’ comes to forefront in film
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The opening weekend of this month’s JFilm Festival ended with a healthy dose of Jewish debate on March 27 at the SouthSide Works Cinema after the screening of “Women Unchained,” when a panel of spe...
Food flight: Perusing American Jewry’s past and present
by Elizabeth Alpern
JTA
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Two relatively new books tell the story of American Jewry, weaving together its past and present by examining tradition and making it relevant to today’s reader. Where Sue Fishkoff’s "K...
Hey, ‘Jews and Baseball’ makers; you forgot Barney Dreyfuss!
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re Jewish and a baseball fan, “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” which will be screened at the annual JFilm Festival is a must-see picture. If you’re Jewish, a baseball fan and a P...
Federation grant brings Ethiopians to Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has responded to the call of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by allocating $100,000 to a national Federation effort helping relocate some 8,700...
Spiritual leaders here stress prayer in dealing with Israel crises
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As violence in Israel is ratcheted up, Jews in Pittsburgh are using prayer to show solidarity with Israelis and to come to grips with the situation themselves. On Monday, March 21, some 200 worship...
Police, protesters clash near Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia
by JTA
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Dozens were injured and arrested at a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Some 80 demonstrators claiming Jewish heritage were arrested and about the sam...
Local Jewish teens join national day of youth service
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 200 Jewish teenagers from Pittsburgh and surrounding communities will lend a collective helping hand this weekend as they join forces for a day of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Sunda...
'Moosewood Cookbook' legend Mollie Katzen dishes on her Jewish roots
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. – Cookbook maven Mollie Katzen is in her Berkeley kitchen whipping up a little dinner for her daughter, who is home visiting from college. “Steamed artichoke and mashed parsnips,” ...