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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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 9 9 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 | 23 23 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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New art, poetry exhibit with Holocaust themes opens in Strip
by Staff and Releases
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh opened its first fully self-curated exhibit, “3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand,” Thursday, Dec. 5 at Bar Marco/Union Hall...
Hooked on hummus
by Joshua Berkman, For the Chronicle
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Young Jews returning from experiences in Israel also return as hummus snobs — the mass-produced, packaged stuff sold in supermarkets (even Whole Foods) doesn’t cut it anymore. In fact, so strong wa...
‘The change we wish for’ Jewish, Arab Israelis start space center in Arab city Sakhnin
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As a pilot in the Israel Defense Forces, Asaf Brimer flew combat missions. When he left the army, he made a career for himself in the Israeli aerospace industry. But if Brimer learned anything from...
JWF to invest $10K in STEM opportunities for Yeshiva Girls’ School
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh is including a new initiative to support Yeshiva Girls School in its 2013-2014 grant awards. JWF awarded Yeshiva Girls School the maximum grant amoun...
Mohel sued over severe bris injury
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the story posted Thursday.) Parents of a baby boy say the child suffered a “catastrophic and life-changing injury” during his bris this past April, and...




Lazar completes term as WRJ president
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai member Lynn Magid Lazar concluded her four-year tenure as the president of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) at the 72nd URJ Biennial, which coincided with the WRJ 49th Assembly and Ce...
Sixty Pittsburghers attend URJ Biennial; session on J-JEP held
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“Audacious hospitality” was the motivating motto at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 72nd Biennial conference, which ran from Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 15, in San Diego. About 60 Pittsbu...
Metro Briefs December 19
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has added four new professionals to its staff. The new hires are Ilene Rinn, manager of human services, planning and allocations; Bradley Stamm, campaign ass...
Squirrel Hill man to scale COL steps 11 months after stroke
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 18, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Gillis has walked the city of Pittsburgh many times over. He has laced his shoes and headed out the door of his Squirrel Hill home, making his way up and down many hills. He has switched walk...
92nd St. Y broadcast gets stormy as irate panelist walks out
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
When you put a conservative and liberal on stage at a political forum about Israel — with a centrist seated between them as a precautionary measure — there are bound to be some fireworks. And that’...