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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 | 6 6 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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Squirrel Hill retail is a story of change and promise
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
They say that Squirrel Hill is “cradle to grave,” a place so complete one never has to leave. Maybe it is, but since Squirrel Hill emerged as a retail and merchant market area nearly 100 years ago,...
These investors are seeking a return in Jewish engagement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Think “Shark Tank,” but more Jewish and sans the aggressive antics of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and you can appreciate the spirit of the SteelTree Fund. There is, of course, a notable differ...
Lit gloss: Shiny new books that make great gifts for Chanukah
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
There are so many good books out right now, and coming out in the next few months, that it’s almost impossible to pick just a few — especially with so many fantastically talented Jewish authors. Th...
Five great buys for the Jewish music lover in your life
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s nothing like the balm of music to soothe a troubled mind — and given the collective angst generated by the last few months, now is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet harmonies of esca...
New community center seeks to welcome every learner
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Betting that winter is a perfect season for growth, a new project opening next month aims to offer the joy and challenge of serious Jewish study to every member of the local Jewish community. Accor...


Hillel JUC recognized for Excellence in Impact
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
In just about a week, Jews throughout the world will be inspired by the light of the nine-branch menorah which commemorates the festival of Chanukah. But the staff of Pittsburgh’s Hillel Jewish Uni...
Cleveland office of ADL helping Pittsburgh counter bigotry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League found itself in the headlines after Election Day because of the enormous influx of donations pouring in from supporters. They felt vulnerable with what they feared would ...
Metro Briefs December 16
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple David will hold a Chanukah Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike in Monroeville. The event will include brisket sliders, matzah ball soup and potato latkes. ...
Harmony and discordance among the Chamis twins
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Some men march to the beat of their own drum. Ariel and Ben Chamis follow each other. The twin brothers from the North Hills have been called musical “prodigies” and “gifted.” They recently celebra...
Gilman’s proposed ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy set to become law
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to protect Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ youth, City Councilman Dan Gilman and Council President Bruce Kraus introduced legislation to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from employing...