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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...
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 December 30
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a one-time public viewing of the film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. This film is set in 1957 Germany and is about Jewish...
Pitt lecturer on team to excavate site in Galilee
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ben Gordon headed off to Israel following college, he thought he was destined to become a rabbi. He enrolled in the Conservative movement’s yeshiva and studied for two years, but after he answ...
Steven Fienberg, illustrious statistician who set a standard for scholarship, passes away
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Fienberg, a statistician whose fascination with figures and other data enabled him to travel the world keynoting conferences and collaborating with other scholars, died in his sleep Wednesda...
Rabbi Mark Mahler, after almost four decades at Temple Emanuel, announces retirement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a large and vivid oil painting displayed on a wall in the rabbi’s study at Temple Emanuel of South Hills. The painting depicts a man standing by a window, wrapped in tallis and tefillin, a...
Rally for Unity held to counter hate incidents in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to several recent identity-based hate-related incidents in Mt. Lebanon, state Rep. Dan Miller (D-District 42) organized a Unity Rally last Sunday to bring the community together to cele...
Super Sunday brings in new callers for old mission
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In a wireless world in which the concept of connection is changing, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is employing the tried-and-true phonathon as part of its march into the future. “A fo...
Jewish prisoners at Belmont denied religious rights, according to inmate
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish inmate serving time at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, has accused the facility’s lead chaplain of several acts of religious discrimination, including the denial...
More parties than candles this Chanukah
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the month of December, the city and surrounding areas are boasting numerous events celebrating the Jewish festival of lights. On Sunday, Dec. 11, PJ Library invited participants to decor...
Metro Briefs December 23
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Rosenthal , former president of the Taylor Allderdice Alumni Association, was arrested and arraigned Friday, Dec. 16 on charges of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. District Jud...
Opioid abuse tackled by technology
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Technological solutions to the opioid epidemic was the subject of a Jewish Healthcare Foundation program earlier this month, introducing three high-tech concepts in battling abuse and overdose. A p...