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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 21 21 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...
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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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Greenbaum, Hecht sign long-term contracts at Beth El
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Determined to maintain the stability it has enjoyed for years, Beth El Congregation of the South Hills has entered into long-term employment contracts with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, its spiritual leade...
JCF to give $500K to Jewish Pittsburgh NPOs
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (JCF) is taking grant applications from local Jewish nonprofit organizations.  A total of $500,000 will be awarded, wi...
Reform teens gather in Pittsburgh for WINSTY weekend
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 100 Reform teens from across Pennsylvania and West Virginia lent a hand at local nonprofits this past weekend while sharpening their social justice skills. The activities were part of the...
Rodef Shalom Sisterhood Movie Night coming up
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom will screen “The Rape of Europa,” at its next Movie Night, Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in Levy Hall. “The Rape of Europa,” a 2007 award-winning documentary, explores ...
Jewish funerals use live streaming to reach more people
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
In the digital age, people are using the new media every day to connect with each other — and with their deceased. That happened again on Jan. 8 when mourners of Fayth (Aronson) Berkowitz were able...
Jews come together during water emergency in West Virginia
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Pushkin has literally carried the water for the people of Charleston, W.Va. Since last Friday, the Charleston taxi driver and member of B’nai Jacob Synagogue has been using his van to lug c...
Rosenberg denies allegations contained in bris lawsuit
by Toby Tabachnick and Lee Chottiner, Chronicle Staff
Jan 15, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, a Pittsburgh mohel who was sued last month for allegedly causing an infant “a catastrophic and life-changing injury” during a 2013 bris, has filed his answer to the compl...
Rummage sale to benefit Jewish ALS patients
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
A Richland Township family is one of many that will benefit from a Jan. 26 rummage sale sponsored by Chabad of Fox Chapel to benefit families in the Jewish community affected by ALS. Stanley Nadule...
Sharon part of Israel’s greatest generation
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister who died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel, at age 85, will be remembered as one of the most prominent, powerful and divisive figur...
J-SITE enrollment down; decline reflects national trend for supplemental schools
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, there were more than 40 Jewish teenagers from the South Hills who traveled to Squirrel Hill each Sunday and/or Wednesday night to join with their peers in learning Hebrew and Judaic...