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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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 9 9 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 | 23 23 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...
Aug 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Lewin did not expect John Kasich to win the Pennsylvania Republican primary Tuesday, but he cast his vote for the governor from Ohio nevertheless. “I thought he was more qualified, more of ...
Chaim Steinberg takes over Young Judaea Chapter
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
It didn’t happen while gossiping at the watercooler, but a jungle gym still served the purpose by keeping Chaim Steinberg in the loop. Hanging out “at the playground after school,” was where Steinb...
The Streit’s Matzo story comes to the silver screen
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” is far more than a Jewish Horatio Alger story. It is that, of course — the film documents the story of an immigrant baker who came to the United States and ...
Hard work continues to push Dylan Reese’s NHL goal
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Some kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some kids live that dream — case in point, Dylan Reese. The 31-year-old Upper St. Clair native is a 6-foot, 205-pound ice hockey defenseman for t...
Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
Jewish campaign workers connect with candidates, campaigns, communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
This cycle’s overexposure of presidential candidates has fostered innate familiarity with the remaining choices. Less apparent to many voters are myriad volunteers supporting each campaign. Jewish ...
Speaking out: Candidates target Chronicle readers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
In advance of the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, The Jewish Chronicle reached out to all presidential, senatorial and attorney general candidates and asked them to respond to questions of interest ...
GoFigure! An action toy that looks exactly like you
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
When Bryan Ghingold was a sixth-grader growing up in Wilkes-Barre, he sliced open his thumb while attempting to customize a Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars figure to resemble one of his friends who liv...