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Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
When Jeremy Markiz was in sixth grade and had an opportunity to choose an adult to job shadow for a day, he followed his rabbi. So it was really “no big surprise,” he said, when almost a decade lat...
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Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
For the last 11 winters, Marilyn and Casey Neuman have skipped out on the cold and ice in Pittsburgh, and have headed down to Palm Beach County in Florida. Who could blame them? With a nice home in...
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Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...
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Podcasting program records sound partnership
Thanks to a communal partnership, two groups bifurcated by generations are now soundly conjoined. Since September 2016, members of G2G (Generation to Generation, a program of the Jewish Association...
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Snowballs make cool science
The chilling reminder of looking outdoors is that snow may finally be sticking around this season. But apart from the physical stress of scraping windshields and shoveling sidewalks, wintery weathe...
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Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
Jews and hockey isn’t the most common of pairings, but the benefits of exercise, teamwork and camaraderie of the sport has many middle-aged Pittsburgh Jews hooked. Saul Markowitz is one. Even thoug...
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The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, some things, anyway. Take The Jewish Chronicle, for example. When it was founded in 1962, after the United Jewish Federation (now the Jewi...
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Program explores questions of communal relationships
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
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Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
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Metro Briefs October 7
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Rebuild-U, Penn State’s first hands-on Jewish service group, launches the first annual Nadav Ezra Day of Giving on Sunday, Oct. 16, which will be a day dedicated to providing direct community servi...
McKeesport native returns to record Jewish community’s history
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
By way of Philadelphia, Sam Zolten is bringing new life to McKeesport. For the past six years, the Jewish filmmaker has labored to preserve McKeesport’s Jewish past. “The McKeesport that we knew an...
Small but mighty Kether Torah looking to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past few months Kether Torah Congregation has lost 10 members, a pretty hard hit for a minyan that usually draws 15 to 25 people on Shabbat. But rather than throwing in the towel, the tiny O...
Puppets creating puppets for people
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in Pittsburgh’s industrial heyday, amidst the cast iron, and the blast furnaces and the smelting and such, there flourished a noble foundry run by puppets. Or something like that. So goes the ...
‘Electric’ Israeli band delights in Pittsburgh debut
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
G-Nome Project produces a confounding experience. On display last week in Pittsburgh, the band’s brand of synthesized sounds and recurring pulsating themes — an Israeli livetronica electro-funk kin...
Friendly spaces for Pittsburgh’s Friendship Circle
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration between Pittsburgh architecture firms Seigle Solow & Horne, and Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG), the Friendship Circle’s new space on Murray Avenue, which was officially ...
Pittsburgh’s Jewish beekeepers want more buzz
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
The season of challah and honey has arrived. And while many may note the shortage of bees — a massive die-off has been going on for some time — when dipping their bread in the sticky sweet nectar t...
Kollel expo explores physical, spiritual dimensions of women’s health
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
At what point in conception does “personhood” begin? Is it ethical for parents to conceive “savior siblings?” Should aborted fetuses be used for stem cell research? Can a business be legally forced...
From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of ...
Metro Briefs September 30
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Temple Emanuel invites the South Hills Jewish community to pray, sing, socialize and nosh at Tashlich & Tacos, a Tashlich Tradition with a Twist at Canonsburg Lake (just off Rt. 19 South at McDowel...