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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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 17 17 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 | 13 13 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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Metro Briefs May 12
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Recognizing that the arts contribute to social transformation and bridge building , the American Jewish Museum (AJM) and Jewish Family & Children’s Service co-present “Sanctuary & Sustenance: The S...
Millennials’ stories of return and longing prove there’s no place like home
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Staff
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stacey Stamm — née Asman — left Pittsburgh for the University of Wisconsin in 2004, she had no intention of ever calling Pittsburgh “home” again. “I thought I was the last person who would eve...



Israel Week a smorgasbord for Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate Pittsburgh’s 20 years of kinship with the Israeli city of Karmiel and its surrounding Misgav region, Partnership2Gether (P2G) is hosting Israel Week at locations throughout the city th...
As smoke clears from medical marijuana debate, relief sets in for advocates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law last month, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, Ken Eisner could finally breathe a sigh of rel...
Celebrating 10 years of forging friendships in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Samantha Holzer and Mike Lobel first met at Emma Kaufmann Camp several years ago when Holzer was in third grade. But their friendship did not take off until a few years later when they connected th...
New season at the doorstep for Front Porch Theatricals
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The season for dreaming is now. Front Porch Theatricals, a Pittsburgh-based boutique professional musical company, has announced the casts and artistic teams for its 2016 American Dreamers season. ...
Metro Briefs May 5
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The 24th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 in Schenley Park.  The Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure is one of the largest fundraisers in the cit...
Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...