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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...
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Chabad of the South Hills lights up the Galleria for Chanukah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A 12-foot kerosene menorah, the aroma of fresh latkes, and, yes, the songs of Ziggy Marley attracted dozens of celebrants and shoppers to the second floor of Mt. Lebanon’s Galleria last week as the...
Repair the World and Wigle Whiskey blend for community support
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
For many, ’tis the season of seemingly endless celebrations among those sporting turtlenecks and tweeds while hoisting a spirited beverage or two. And although most holiday partygoers participate i...
Two days of mitzvahs for Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Rachel Reibach, a junior at Washington and Lee University, was home visiting her family for winter break following a challenging semester, but rather than sleeping in on Dec. 25, she headed to the ...
Corrections department investigating Jewish prisoner’s complaints at Belmont
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating a Jewish inmate’s claims of religious discrimination at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, according to t...
A look at The Chronicle’s top stories of 2016
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
After a year of award-winning journalism, The Jewish Chronicle would like to look back on the stories that captivated our community in 2016. Appearing in chronological order, the following 10 excer...
Lesa Morrison, devoted to others, lived life her way
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
For Lesa Morrison, the concept of tikkun olam was a way of life. From her work in Honduras as a member of the Peace Corps, to her empowerment of residents of Nairobi, Kenya, Morrison really was try...
Beth Israel Center up for sale
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than 50 years of providing a spiritual hub for Jews in Jefferson Hills and the greater Mon Valley, Beth Israel Center has put its building up for sale. The asking price for the 8,280-squ...
Karen Wolk Feinstein launches movement toward better health care
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Health care is not like Uber, but it should be. At least according to Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative who delivered a TEDx talk last month in Br...
‘Questioning Return’ is newest offering from Pittsburgh author Beth Kissileff
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Wendy Goldberg, the protagonist in “Questioning Return,” is a Jewish-American grad student and Fulbright scholar studying religion at Princeton in the mid-1990s. To fulfill her Ph.D. requirements, ...
Metro Briefs December 30
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a one-time public viewing of the film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. This film is set in 1957 Germany and is about Jewish...