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Seder traditions mark memories and fun
Worf, son of Mogh, may not attend Daniel Seigel’s seder, but in the event that either Worf, his brother Kurn or any other Klingons happen to arrive in the South Hills this Passover, Seigel is ready...
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Students Organization revived at Duquesne
It has only been a few months since David DeFelice officially became a “member of the tribe,” as he puts it, but in that short time the Duquesne University sophomore already has made his campus mor...
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Alternative spring break brings meaning to budding doctor at Pitt
It has become a ritual, of sorts. To escape the cold and have some fun, hordes of university students head south for spring break. Greta Pucci, a junior premed student at the University of Pittsbur...
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From Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Avenue, maybe, for this inspirational teen
Although the glass ceiling is not yet broken, one Squirrel Hill teen is poised to do it. Peyton Klein, a freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, has fetched national attention for Global Min...
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When a beloved pet dies, Jewish owners have options
Death and dying is the hallmark of Sharon Ryave Brody’s business. As vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Pittsburgh’s Jewish funeral home, Brody has counseled scores of grieving ...
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Stop the Bleed training gives responders life-saving instruction
See the bleed, stop the bleed. That was the message delivered to more than 50 professionals and lay leaders from the Jewish community who traveled to Monroeville to work with members of the FBI and...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all on board with Jewish efforts to bring Syrians to Pittsburgh
By and large, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community — in line with the American Jewish community in general — has rallied behind efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Formal statements in ...
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Goldberg to leave NCSY but will stay in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Ari Goldberg and his wife Rachel came to Pittsburgh 11 years ago, when Goldberg accepted a two-year position as a part-time assistant rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck and youth director for...
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Local Torahs serve as historical lessons for students
History is often told through documents. In Oakland, that lesson is being shared through scrolls. Throughout the semester, students in Rachel Kranson’s “Jews and Judaism: Modern” course at the Univ...
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Metro Briefs January 27
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging i s recognizing staff and volunteers from the past several years whose lifework at JAA’s Sivitz Jewish Hospice has brought comfort and caring to many. The 20 Years o...
‘Jewish Americana’ music gets its moment in the spotlight
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In his opinion, the Jewish music he had heard growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area ranged from “really bad to horrible.” In ...
Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
by Jack Riemer, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Metro Briefs January 20
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section friends and supporters will join the Pittsburgh Sister March on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the City-County Building o...
Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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- ...
Podcasting program records sound partnership
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Snowballs make cool science
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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...