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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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JF&CS volunteers bring comfort to area’s Syrian refugees
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Sandra Akacem’s family has become a lot larger in the last six months, although she can’t say she has any new relatives. But since volunteering through the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pit...
Catholic students learn that hate can hurt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Two images containing hate speech and distributed on social media by students of Oakland Catholic High School became a teachable moment for the students involved, as well as for the Jewish and Cath...
Metro Briefs May 26
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rev. Dr. Randall K. Bush will be the guest speaker at Temple Sinai’s Shabbat evening service on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Bush is the senior pastor of East Liberty Presbyterian Church and will b...
‘Painting by Numbers: 32B, 34C, 36D’: Women become living canvases for cancer awareness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
At first, most were shy that afternoon last September, modestly folding their arms over their bare breasts. But it wasn’t long before the 23 women who volunteered to have their chests painted to ra...
For Jerry Seinfeld, the laughs just keep on coming
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
If Jerry Seinfeld’s bits seemed familiar to his fans at the Benedum Center last Saturday night, they didn’t appear to notice. Or if they did notice, they didn’t care. Seinfeld, who has been enterta...
Anti-Israel sentiment does little to deter college-bound students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Brown University was not a very friendly place this past year for its pro-Israel students. Last January, anti-Israel protestors at Brown disrupted a conversation about Jewish identity that featured...
Noteworthy teachers get the call as Unsung Jewish Heroes
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
With much applause, communal honorees were celebrated for lacking acclaim. At Sunday’s annual Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration, 20 educators were heralded for their sound fidelity with pronouncemen...



JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future
by Marc Shapiro and Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
Conversation about Israel takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Gordis began his address to supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh last week by announcing that what was about to happen within the walls of Rodef Shalom Congregation was ...



Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend