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Metro Briefs March 17
Members of J Street Pittsburgh participated in the National J Street Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 to Feb. 28. Participants will share their reflections and experiences on...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Architecture and ‘Art’ — the long journey of Arthur Lubetz
If only he had been allowed to play with the fish in his bubbie’s bathtub, maybe he could have been a famous architect, mused Arthur Lubetz, whose distinctive and imaginative structures have noneth...
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Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts
Kenny Gould is all about beer.   The 26-year-old Pittsburgh returnee heads Hop Culture ( hopculture.com ), an online lifestyle magazine geared for “a new generation of craft beer drinkers.” The dig...
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Traditional marketing strategies may be the way to go when promoting Israel
Israel has faced a public relations crisis for decades, battling negative press and other harmful messaging from adversaries seeking to delegitimize the democratic Jewish state. While traditional e...
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Belmont prisoners expected to have provisions for Pesach
Jewish prisoners at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio, are concerned they may be denied the food they need to celebrate Passover, but Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, executive dir...
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Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions commit to ensuring safety for all
Bomb threats and cemetery desecrations throughout the country have elevated local security concerns. In furthering protection, Pittsburgh’s Jewish institutions have developed plans and dedicated re...
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Role-playing with medical professionals has healthy benefits
Naomi Grodin likes to imagine that she’s dying. What she enjoys more, though, is telling her pseudo-condition to strangers. Over the past decade, the South Hills resident has probably seen hundreds...
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The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate
Watch The Great Latke - Hamantash Debate of March 11 at Temple Sinai
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Diverse crowd gathers for weekend to help ‘repair the world’
The long weekend began with a Friday night dinner, where about 70 people started making connections with one another, and concluded on Monday with proposals for several innovations to help make the...
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Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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- ...
Podcasting program records sound partnership
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Snowballs make cool science
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Program explores questions of communal relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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,...
Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...