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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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Pittsburgh’s Chabad House on Campus celebrates 28 years of building local relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-eight years after its inception, Chabad House on Campus Pittsburgh welcomed colleagues and friends last week for an evening of celebration. “Tonight is not a showcase of what Chabad House on...
Despite challenges, converts feel embraced by community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Sofayov, who was not born Jewish, nonetheless always had a “fascination” with Judaism, particularly Jews living in Israel and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. “The more I learned about the reli...
Shofar blowers blast humorous, telling tales
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
In the coming days Pittsburgh’s shofar blowers will gather across pews and pulpits, and while some may be plagued by irritated lips, the time for those blessed with hot air is now.   “It’s a joy, t...



Apples & Honey Festival
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Shalom Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, held its sixth annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson Playground in Schenley Park. Phot...
It’s not your bubbie’s brisket
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
With the approach of the holiday season, the thoughts of Jews around the world turn to the longstanding traditions of their ancestors: repentance, teshuvah and, of course, food. But while the carni...
New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
He’s just an actor, but Richard Schiff seeks ‘West Wing’ purity
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Schiff is well remembered for the role he memorialized on “The West Wing,” White House communications director Toby Ziegler, whose integrity and passion for justice helped television’s Pres...
Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...