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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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Israeli artist-in-residence turns trash into treasure
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
A tenuous line between trash and treasure holds necklaces together. As demonstrated by Telma Schultz — an Israeli artist known for making jewels from junk — glue, paper and piles of disposables are...
Scholar-in-residence asks congregants to consider meaning on anniversary
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai congregants looked back by looking forward. To celebrate the congregation’s 70th anniversary, synagogue and community members gathered for a talk on thoughts for Judaism’s future. The ...
Federation hires its first director of Jewish Community Security
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Tragically, it seems that almost weekly there are reports of random shootings and attacks across the United States. In 2014, a shooting at the Jewish Community Center near Kansas City left three de...
JAA to open new memory care facility
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Before donning hardhats and hoisting shovels — requisite tools for a groundbreaking photo — representatives of the Jewish Association on Aging explained the groundbreaking nature of their new insti...
Task force examining future needs of Jewish Pittsburgh’s cemeteries
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
While the majority of the estimated 135 Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania continue to be well maintained, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has convened a task force to ensure tha...
Local community sends relief following Israeli fires
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
From afar, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community worked with Israeli firefighters to counter flames that ravaged towns throughout Israel late last month. Thanks to an emergency campaign admini...
Curtain closes on Pittsburgh’s queen of comedy
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
As the curtain closed on 96-year-old Esther Lapiduss’ final act, Pittsburgh’s “queen of comedy” delivered a final punchline. While in and out of consciousness on her southern Californian deathbed, ...
Metro Briefs December 9
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC) announced that it has hired Laura Cherner for a newly created position of assistant director. Cherner previously work...
Brandeis researchers here to gather information for new community study
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The team of three Brandeis University researchers that will be conducting a new Pittsburgh Jewish community study were in town last week to gather information and get buy-in from stakeholders. Abou...
Women build bridges across faiths through storytelling
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
One woman shared a Cuban family recipe for fish baked in a banana leaf, while another told of her struggles with her parents in her journey to become a Muslim. Another revealed her feelings of bein...