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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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Trump’s victory should be a lesson, say local community members
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning following Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, Pittsburgh native Dara Stern donned a T-shirt sporting a rainbow over a Steel City bridge, with the word...
Federation to launch first community study since 2002
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has engaged a nationally recognized research organization to conduct a major study of Jewish life and needs throughout the greater Pittsburgh Jewish comm...
Rabbi Sara Perman to leave Greensburg congregation after 31 years
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
After 31 years, Rabbi Sara Rae Perman is hanging up her tallit. The soon-to-be rabbi emerita of Congregation Emanu-El Israel explained that she is leaving the Greensburg-based pulpit because “it’s ...
Voices at the polls brave long lines in bidding welcome farewell to divisive campaign
by Adam Reinherz and Toby Tabachnick, Chronicle Staff Writers
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
With Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton sprinting to a likely photo finish, tapping the ballot box was a welcome final push for many this Election Day. Moments prior to casting hi...
Jewish Day Schools want middle schoolers to approach election ‘mindfully’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
In a presidential election stoked by combustible rhetoric, local educators have shied away from bringing campaign specifics into the classroom. Instead, with curricula largely avoiding both of the ...
Metro Briefs November 4
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Dor Hadash Shira Group , led by Rabbi Doris Dyen, will bring Yiddishkeit culture and songs for all to sing on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a Kum-Zitz — Yiddish for sitting and singi...
‘Fatherly’ Barak charms Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Ehud Barak drew a standing ovation from the packed house at Heinz Hall last week following a talk in which the former Israeli prime minister — with charm, but without mincing words — covered the cu...
Gross inspires local campaign workers to get out the vote
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Gross has a thing or two to say about the value of freedom. And the handful of Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers gathered at her canvassing office in the blue-collar community of Brookline o...
Poros’ best pour is Israeli Cab
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
When the staff at Poros recommends the Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon to its customers, the reaction is generally one of surprise. Most diners at the restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine do ...
Belgian’s view of election: Enough already
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the fourth American presidential election cycle that Flemish radio journalist Els Aeyels has covered for VRT, a Belgian public broadcasting company comparable to NPR. But this time, things ...