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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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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
Jewish fraternity welcomes Holocaust survivor to campus
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
When the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, perceived a silence on their Oakland campus, several young men took action. “Initially I had this thought over the summer....



Election never far from federation assembly
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Justin Katz and Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 13, with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United King...
Pittsburgh Jews flock together for global day of learning
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
As communities flocked to learning centers around the world, Rabbi Danny Schiff shepherded a small group in Squirrel Hill. With a pack of more than 30 attendees gathered in the Katz Auditorium of t...
Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwrite...
How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’
by Linda Buchwald, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the f...
Metro Briefs November 18
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Women of Temple Sinai (WOTS) compiled recipes from more than 50 congregants to publish “From Our Kitchen to Yours.” Just released, this cookbook features time-proven favorites, inventive new id...
Roaring tale delivered at Lion of Judah event
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Bearing decorative pins of gold lions denoting their pride, women throughout the community gathered for an inspiring tale as part of the annual Hannah Kamin Lion of Judah event. The nearly 80 phila...
Gail Ryave leaves legacy of compassion and song
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Most members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community have been comforted at one time or another by Gail Ryave. In fact, Ryave, whose office was situated by the front door of the Ralph Schugar Funeral Ch...
Program gives voice to those who can’t vote
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Amidst the blaring chimes, dings and electronic noise of a popular arcade, kids managed to give voice to a process in which they are notably silent. For the 130 Jewish children gathered at Dave & B...