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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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Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Program explores questions of communal relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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,...
Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Carmela Turi and a mysterious photograph
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Mystery and documentary compounded one night at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Seated among those gathered in Levy Hall for Sisterhood Movie Night on Dec. 11 was Carmela Turi, a Greenfield...
From Young Judaea to business innovator, Selkowitz helps community be Srvd
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when a Jewish youth director turned bar manager joins forces with a creative entrepreneur with a background in business analytics? In this case, the answer is Srvd, an app that just ma...
Pro-Israel community looks to incoming administration’s Mideast policy with hope
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Janet Mostow considers herself “right in the middle” when it comes to her views on Israel. She has a daughter who has made aliyah and she is an AIPAC supporter. She is in favor a two-state solution...
Discoveries drive recent trip to Cuba
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Curiosity driven by a search for culture enabled almost 70 Jews to coast through Cuba in classic cars this past Chanukah. Although voyaging in vintage vehicles was not the cause for coming to the C...
Metro Briefs January 13
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The Jewish Community Center in the South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township, invites everyone in the community to the JCC’s free Fitness Open House on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Act...
Metro Briefs January 6
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
BBYO’s New Member Weekend 2017 will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adat Shalom Congregation. All BBYO members in eighth to 12th grade are invited. New member registration is $99 (...