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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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Kennedy in McKeesport generates ‘fond’ memories
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The ballot boxes may be closed, but the president still remains on many people’s minds. No, not that one — on the eve of the election, five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy visited McKeesport...
Pittsburgh shows its pride at the JFNA General Assembly
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
It was hard to miss the Pittsburgh contingent at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly Sunday night, waving their Terrible Towels and cheering with robust hometown enthusiasm a...
Three Rivers debuts quintessential Pittsburgh story
by Iris M. Samson, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s a film by a Pittsburgher, about a Pittsburgher, partially shot in Pittsburgh,” Eddie Rosenstein says of his movie, “The Freedom to Marry,” which kicks off this year’s Three Rivers Film Festiv...
Laughing all the way from the shtetl to ‘Seinfeld’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying we are a pretty funny people. From Henny Youngman to Jerry Seinfeld to Sacha Baron Cohen, there seems to be something in our DNA that just keeps us laughing. Nationally recogniz...
Shakespeare’s Jew comes to Pittsburgh
by Simone Shapiro
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
For more than 400 years, since “The Merchant of Venice” was written, readers and audiences have been debating the question: Is this play anti-Semitic? This question was raised and discussed again, ...
Squirrel Hill Baseball and city look to improve Lederman Field
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from the Squirrel Hill Baseball Association (SHBA) met with City Councilman Corey O’Connor last month to discuss improvements to Stan Lederman Field at Frick Park. According to Bria...
Metro Briefs November 11
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
“Barney and Ike: A Tale of Two-and-a-half Secretaries at the Homestead Hebrew Congregation” will be presented by Tammy Hepps on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Helfant Chapel at Congregation...
Argentine rabbi and friend of Pope Francis joins local interfaith dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Email is a funny thing. “Imagine you turn on your phone,” said Rabbi Abraham Skorka to several hundred attendees at the Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. You scroll down a...



The plight and possibilities of Squirrel Hill parking
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Like many residents in Squirrel Hill, Linda Joshowitz has a driveway. And like many residents in Squirrel Hill, her driveway is often obstructed by other people’s cars. “They literally park so far ...
Houdini ‘looked down’ on local magician 100 years later
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Lee Terbosic shackled himself to a 100-year-old tale before escaping above a thousand screaming fans. To mark the 100th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death-defying Pittsburgh-based stunt, Terbosic...