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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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 13 13 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 | 27 27 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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Arrest made in deaths of two sisters
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Darrel Wade, 43, Wednesday afternoon on an arrest warrant for the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe...
Jewish Pittsburgher markets Lammily; new option for doll lovers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
For Nickolay Lamm, average is beautiful. The Community Day School alumnus, and current Greenfield resident, who set out last year to show the world what a Barbie doll would look like with the typic...
Gilboa to speak at Beth Shalom about healthy choices for kids
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold the next event in its annual Health Initiative lecture series Monday, March 10. Dr. Deborah Gilboa will lead a discussion entitled “Help Kids Take Responsibility ...
Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh will participate in Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering, Sunday, March 9. It’s the second year Pittsburgh has participated in the daylong event. Founded in I...
Area boy bakes bread to support food bank
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve-year-old Noah Hertzman is turning dough into dough-nations. During after school hours and on weekends, Noah receives bread orders through his website, Dough-Nation.net , loads ingredients in...
Metro Briefs March 6
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Father Patrick Desbois , author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” will speak about his book, and his experiences, Tuesday...
Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
by Simone Shapiro, For the Chronicle
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Pittsburgh rabbi among faith leaders arrested protesting poverty for UPMC workers
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai was among the 10 clergy from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to be arrested Thursday after refusing to leave UPMC’s headquarters at the USX Tower,...
Pittsburgh woman promoting peace process at OneVoice
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Jamie Kessler believes most Israelis and Palestinians are moderates. She also believes most of them want peace. That’s why the 25-year-old Pittsburgh native and program assistant for OneVoice is he...
Thousands of Jews brainstorm online to build the future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
For 96 hours, 2,135 people from 70 countries created 2,280 online posts during an unprecedented “jam session” last week aimed at securing a thriving Jewish future. The brainstorming marathon was or...