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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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Synagogue blog hacked by shady Muslim group is back online
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard D’Loss is curious about the so-called Muslim group from Kosovo that hacked into the blog of his tiny synagogue, Ahavath Achim in Carnegie, over the holidays. But he’s not losing sleep over ...
Jewish group hopes to help impoverished country
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For a long time, Marian Allen, a nurse, wanted to travel to Haiti to volunteer to help those without access to basic health care. Following that country’s devastating earthquake in 2010, she got se...
‘Dovekeepers’ a tale of Masada as grim death approaches
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
One hallmark of a good writer is finding a new way to tell an old story. Fans of Alice Hoffman will be surprised, and yet pleased, to discover “The Dovekeepers,” a fresh version of the story of Mas...
Giant Eagle, others, unveil matching grant for federation’s annual campaign
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to attract new contributors and bolster existing ones, the Giant Eagle Foundation and a group of private philanthropists have offered a $100,000 matching grant challenge to the Jewish ...
JFilm stages short film contest; competition goes international
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum is sponsoring a competition for filmmakers who make shorts. The Robinson International Short Film Competition, as it’s called, is named for Sanford N. Robins...
The brew that’s fit for a Jew
by Matt Robinson
JNS
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Manischewitz has its role, but now and then, a Jew needs a good cold beer. Shmaltz Brewing Co., with headquarters in San Francisco and a brewery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been producing beers ...
Israeli dance troupe organizers hope to teach teens a step or two
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to the efforts of two Pittsburghers with a passion for Israeli culture, Jewish teenagers are invited to join a newly forming Israeli folk dance troupe that will represent the Jewish communit...
The Chronicle celebrates 50
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s Note: Retro News is a new column that will appear every week as part of the celebration of the Chronicle’s 50th anniversary. Each week, Retro News will look at a past issue of the Chronic...
Was Grant an anti-Semite? Read this book and find out
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Jewish political influence in the United States trace its start to the worst act of discrimination Jews ever experienced in this country? Jonathan Sarna certainly thinks so. The acclaimed autho...
Come back to Jamaica; Judaism is thriving
by Paul Foer
JNS
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The many Cohens and Levys in the Jamaican phone books may not be practicing Jews, though they most likely recognize that they may be descendants of Sephardic Jews who settled there after fleeing th...