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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...
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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...
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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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Metro Briefs January 30
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sajowitz Endowment Fund of Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Beth El Congregation’s Men’s Club and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills will host a scholar-in-residence we...
Yom Hashoah project marks collaboration between Warhol Museum, Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Inspired by the students of a small middle school in Whitwell, Tenn., who collected 6 million paper clips to illustrate the enormity of the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Roger Smith, ev...
Mark Perlin developed hi-tech analysis for DNA samples
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
His bio could be that of an edgy, new DC Comics superhero: A mild-mannered computer scientist leaves his faculty position at a well-respected university (say, Carnegie Mellon), to create a new tech...
Sewickley grocer once traveled for delicacies, now for the Jewish experience
by Adam Reinherz
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
When Marshall Morgan went traveling, the Sewickley grocer always stayed alert for exotic cheeses, mustards and preserves.   A purveyor of gourmet foods, Morgan shopped differently. Some people buy ...
Statewide campaign to raise pre-K awareness kicks off at JCC
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
With too few Pennsylvania children enrolled in pre-K education programs, a statewide campaign was launched Thursday to trumpet the need for such schooling. In Pittsburgh, a press conference was hel...
Metro Briefs January 23
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra , under the direction of Manfred Honeck, will perform this year’s free “Music for the Spirit” concert, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Churc...
Vibrant Pittsburgh, Urban Affairs Foundation announce 2014 grant recipients
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic ...
Jews give their own take on proposed PSO trip to Iran
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock believes in music. And that’s why the retired music professor from Duquesne University and recognized composer whose “Sixth Symphony” was performed last October by the Pittsburgh Sympho...
Yahrzeit weekend to address genetic disease screening
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Still dealing with the loss of their son Mikey 10 years after his untimely death, Nina and Danny Butler have found what is for them a meaningful way to honor his memory. The Mikey Butler Yahrzeit W...
Keny Deren — teacher, Lubavitch matriarch — touched countless lives
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Keny Deren, the principal of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh for 30 years, and the matriarch of a prominent Lubavitch family, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, after suffering from a long illness. She was 83. D...