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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 | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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 | 10 10 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 | 24 24 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 | 19 19 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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JHF-Israeli partnership reaps gains in medical knowledge
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2009, Pittsburgh’s health care industry has learned a lot from Israel. And vice versa. Thanks to a multidimensional partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel, both Pitts...
South Hills man to mark 100th pint of donated blood with drive
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When Warren Sufrin rolls up his sleeve on Dec.15, he will be doing much more than just donating a pint of blood. He will be responsible for the donation of 100 pints of blood that day, the result o...
Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Farrell Rubenstein — CPA, community leader — recognized by alma mater
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish inductees to the Allderdice Hall of Fame this year.) Longtime Pittsburgh CPA, Farrell Rubenstein, was one of five honorees...
Metro Briefs November 28
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Chris Herman has been named coordinator of Pittsburgh's Diller Teen Fellows program, a 15-month international leadership experience for Jewish teens. In his new position, Herman will recruit and se...
Diamond to perform interfaith weddings with TOL-OLS backing
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
After months of consideration, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha’s Rabbi Chuck Diamond, with the backing of his congregation, has decided to perform interfaith weddings. His first such wedding is set for Au...
Eisner sees JTA becoming ‘digital town square’
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As far as David Eisner is concerned, JTA can be more than just the global news service of  the Jewish people. “I would like to see JTA become the digital town square where Jews of all religious, po...
Israeli artist tackles conflicting question in film trilogy
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds gathered in the Carnegie Museum of Art last week for an evening with Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, and to see her artistic treatment of an unusual, perhaps controversial, topic. That top...
GA immersed North American Jews in Israeli political, cultural life
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas “Woody” Ostrow left the 82nd annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America with “a lot of optimism,” he said. Ostrow, the board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greate...




Halevi: Most Israelis are centrists, leaning left and right
by Staff Reports
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer and scholar Yossi Klein Halevi came to Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill Sunday to speak about his new book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem ...