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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 | 9 9 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...
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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 February 13
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Two West Virginia rabbis will be among the 26 honorees at the Governor’s 11th Annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Charleston. The honorees will receive the Civil Rights Day Award, which...
‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Bone marrow registration drive aids Jews
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Pittsburgh resident is organizing a bone marrow registration drive for Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the North Hills. While the drive is open to all, Deena Alansky says Jews face a greater challeng...



Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
(When Rabbi Rick Jacobs was installed as president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement, in June 2012, he promised to turn Reform Judaism into a “movement ...
Schechter Day School Network goes independent
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The Schechter Day School Network (SDSN), a voluntary association of day schools in North America long identified with the Conservative movement, has become independent of its umbrella organization,...
Vanessa Hidary impresses audience with spoken word performance
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Vanessa Hidary, better known by her stage name, The Hebrew Mamita, performed Thursday evening, Feb. 6, at the Union Project in East Liberty, to some 100 people as part of the Holocaust Center of Pi...
Rescuing Chagall’s paintings, abandoning Chagall
by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
The new George Clooney film, “The Monuments Men,” tells the thrilling story of U.S. military personnel who during World War II risked their lives to rescue paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Pica...
Area Chabad women attend international conference in Brooklyn
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, it was a typical ladies’ getaway: a trip out of town with close friends, great food prepared by someone else, and time to relax a bit from the work back home. But the International Co...
Birthright trip eye opener for Hillel JUC participants
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center participated in a December 2013 Birthright trip with students. One of the participants, Leah Kaufman, a University of Pittsburgh student and intern at Hillel JUC, ca...
Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Dori Oshlag will never be able to think of Susan Wolfe without seeing a handwritten thank you note. Literally. Oshlag still has the note. It’s hanging on the bulletin board in her office. Wolfe, on...