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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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 22 22 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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Smell of kosher food wafts across Squirrel Hill farmers market
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Sunday farmers market in Squirrel Hill, sandwiched between the coffee vendors, homemade jams and tables of fruits and vegetables, kosher-observant Jews can find a stall all for them. Chef.Ra...
American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A small synagogue, unused since the 1960s and hidden in a house on an unassuming street in Ponta Delgada — an island town in Portugal’s Azores islands — once again was filled with the sound of Shab...
This community force, honored by city for century of life, has never used a computer
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not every day that the City of Pittsburgh declares a day in your honor. But then again, it’s not every day that you reach the century mark, either. “This kid’s been around for 100 years,” said...
Jewish Allderdice grad is in the Navy now — and she’s loving every minute of it
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Ewall-Wice was pretty sure she wanted to be a flight officer when she entered the U.S. Naval Academy last summer as a plebe — an incoming freshman. But all that changed after she spent two w...
Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
by Linda Morel , Special to The Chronicle
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
Metro Briefs July 7
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, strong storms caused devastating flooding in West Virginia . At least 23 have been killed and thousands more have been displaced when river waters rose more than 27 feet in less than a da...
On the block again, former synagogue building might disappear
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing the “For Sale” sign in front of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School on N. Negley Avenue conjures up some strong feelings for Maxine Horn — “none of them good.” It’s not tha...



Motor history and its connoisseurs coming to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Jaguars, Pintos and Mustangs are coming to Schenley Park. And for vintage car enthusiasts, the excitement is hard to tame. From July 8 to July 17, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host events...
Jewish Federation allocations reach $22 million
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced last month the recipients of $22 million in allocations and grants. The money is expected to “support programs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish comm...